The benefits, downfalls of having in-law apartments

Posted On: Dec 6, 2019   |   Posted By: Times Union

Marlena Brown's mom has made it clear she doesn't want to move into a nursing home when she can no longer take care of herself.
So when Brown had a new house built two years ago, she had the builder create a second living space for her parents to live in when they're ready. For now, Brown's 24-year-old son is living in that portion of the house, enjoying the benefit of his own entrance, kitchen, bathroom and laundry facilities.
Brown is one of four homeowners who bought in The Estates at Haywood Lane in North Greenbush who asked builder Hodorowski Homes to create an in-law suite, either because they were planning for the future or to accommodate parents who were moving with their adult children, said Kimberly Mesko, the real estate agent who sold the houses in the 73-home development.
Brown said she went into the design process knowing exactly what she wanted for maximum accessibility with doorways wide enough for a wheelchair and no steps to navigate.
The space is about 550 square feet, has two entrances...

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