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Nothing is more important than your family.

Maybe you’re accommodating aging parents that want their independence or welcoming back a returning adult child. Whatever your situation, in-law suites are really a special type of addition that usually include a private entry, kitchen, bathroom, and living space. The key is to make it a seamless extension of your existing home. With over 65 years of experience, the OakWood Team will not let you down.

OakWood’s one-stop Design & Build solution for in-law suites includes:

In-House Architectural Design

In-house architectural design & planning experts to assess your space, provide options, a 3D renderings and detailed construction plan

Material Selection

All materials including door, lighting, window, wall & flooring solutions, custom cabinetry, and more through our award-winning Design Centre

Turnkey Installation

Turnkey Installation by OakWood’s certified trade professionals including site preparation and extensive precautions to protect your home

Expert Project Management

Expert project management with one point of contact including VIP client portal and on-site meetings to keep you informed and your project on-budget

All work is done by specialized OakWood approved kitchen experts. Work and materials are backed by an industry leading warranty.

“An important consideration when making structural changes for an in-law suite is the ease with which a separate unit can be re-integrated with your home at a future date.”

– Patricia Liptak, COO, OakWood

Get Inspired!

These beautiful photos show the incredible range of design options available to support your in-law suite project. Many of the materials shown can be seen in fully functioning displays at the OakWood Design Centre.

Book a consult and tour to see for yourself!

See more beautiful projects to pique your imagination in our Inspiration Gallery!

Planning and material selection couldn’t be easier

With OakWood you get a one-stop in-law suite solution.
Everything you need is under one roof at our award-winning Design Centre and Showroom.

See over 7,500 items and one-of-a-kind, fully functioning displays
Access our database of over 150,000 products—many from our handpicked partners
Choose materials from any manufacturer in the world

Flooring Options

Choose from a broad range of material choices including marble, granite, various wood options, linoleum, laminate and eco-friendly options like cork or bamboo.Our Design Consultants can share the pros and cons of each to help you make the best decision for your in-law suite project.

Energy-Efficient Windows

Adding windows will bring in more light to your in-law suite and give it a more complete and homey feel. Drive down heating and cooling costs with high performance windows that meet Energy Star® standards. Casement windows, Bay or Bow windows, awning windows, architectural windows, single and double hung tilt windows and many other styles. See them all at the OakWood Design Centre.

Innovative Smart Lighting

Choose from smart LED lighting solutions like the Flux Bluetooth Smart LED to ceiling, wall, floor, and table lamps to get the perfect light. An OakWood Design Consultant will work with you to give your in-law suite the right light for every room—kitchen, bathroom, living room and others.

Door Options for Private Access

A separate entrance for your in-law suite will likely be a :must” to ensure privacy and independence. We can recommend a variety of high quality, well insulated energy-efficient swing doors. Choose from a broad range of materials including vinyl, steel, wood, and glass—depending on the look you want.

Simple to Decorative Ceiling Options

Whether you are looking for a conventional, suspended, slanted, tray, vaulted, cathedral or custom ceiling design, the Design Centre gives you instant access to the materials you need including accent features like ceiling fans, crown moulding for a touch of sophistication, special decorative panels, and others.

Custom Cabinetry & Millwork

Add sophistication and elegance to your new in-law suite with a custom wall or entertainment cabinet. OakWood has an exclusive production line inside Cabico Manufacturing to give you an affordable cabinet solution tailor made for your space with over 100 finishes and material choices including cherry, knotty pine, red oak, maple, rustic alder and many others.

Innovative High Performance Solutions

OakWood specializes in Design & Build renovation projects and custom homes that take advantage of the most innovative energy-efficient, Smart Technology, healthy, and eco-friendly solutions available today. Your in-law suite could be an important opportunity to incorporate some of these advanced products into your project.

This list barely scratches the surface of possibilities for your in-law suite renovation.
Schedule a consult and tour of the Design Centre to see hundreds of options.

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