Our latest endeavor in Manassas, Virginia, was to transform a traditional home by adding a fully functional mother-in-law suite and remodel of their current kitchen and laundry room. Our clients approached us with a heartwarming request – they wished to accommodate their parents, giving them a comfortable and independent space while ensuring closeness and connectivity. Recognizing their needs, we embarked on an ambitious project to craft a luxurious addition to their home that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing.

The Mother of all Mother-In-Law Suites

Spanning above and beside a newly constructed garage, the suite comprises of two spacious bedrooms, a living room and sunroom, each thoughtfully designed to ensure comfort and luxury. The pièce de résistance of this suite, however, is the sunroom – a space bathed in natural light and offering breathtaking views of the outdoors. With direct porch access, it serves as a serene retreat for relaxation and moments of quiet contemplation.

A Culinary Dream: The Luxury Kitchen and Dining Room:

While the mother-in-law suite was a significant addition, our creative journey did not end there. The existing garage underwent a metamorphosis, emerging as a sprawling luxury kitchen and dining space. Culinary enthusiasts would revel in its features: two state-of-the-art fridges and dual oven ranges ensure ample capacity for both everyday meals and lavish feasts.

Ample shelving offers a place for everything, from the most exquisite china to essential cookware. But it’s the grand island dining table that stands out. Large enough to host family gatherings, it promises to be the epicenter of countless memories, from celebratory dinners to casual brunches.


The growing trend towards sustainable transportation is undeniable, and our clients, being forward-thinkers, were no exception. To accommodate their electric vehicles, the garage was equipped with not one, but two state-of-the-art Tesla chargers. This installation ensures that the homeowners can efficiently and conveniently charge their vehicles, reaffirming the garage’s role as a hub of modern utility.

These Tesla chargers are not just functional additions; they’re a nod to an eco-friendly future, seamlessly integrating technology with daily life. The convenience they bring—allowing for fast home-charging rather than relying on public stations—is a game-changer for electric vehicle owners.



The tile finishes were anything but ordinary. Instead of going for the standard monotone tiles, we opted for an eclectic mix, blending different shapes, and patterns. The result? A vibrant tapestry of tiles that delights the senses and adds a dash of whimsy. Each tile, while unique, contributes to a cohesive and captivating design, making these bathrooms not just a functional space but a design statement.

The bathroom, with its mix of traditional and modern tile designs, mirrors the overarching theme of the entire project—a harmonious blend of the classic and the contemporary.

Every nook and cranny of this Manassas project reflects our dedication to detail, our commitment to quality, and our understanding of creating spaces that resonate with the personalities and needs of those who inhabit them. The success of this project is not just in the bricks, mortar, and luxury fittings. It lies in the smiles of our clients, in the joy of parents finding comfort in their new home, and in the laughter that echoes in the spacious kitchen during family gatherings. At John Paul Design & Build, we do more than construct homes; we craft dreams, one project at a time. If you’re in Manassas, Virginia, or the surrounding areas and envision a transformation for your space, reach out to us. Let’s embark on a journey to turn your vision into a tangible and perfect reality.


Why would someone want an in-law suite or ADU (Accessory Dwelling Unit)?

An in-law suite or ADU offers numerous benefits, primarily providing a private living area for extended family while keeping them close. This arrangement can be perfect for elderly parents who might need occasional help but still value their independence. Additionally, it offers a comfortable space for long-term guests, allowing them to stay over without disrupting the main household's routines.

What are the financial benefits of adding an in-law suite or ADU?

Building an in-law suite or ADU can significantly increase your property's value. It's a desirable feature for prospective homebuyers should you decide to sell, often paying off the initial investment. Moreover, it can generate passive income if rented out. This financial flexibility makes ADUs particularly appealing in today’s real estate market, where additional income streams are valuable.

How does an in-law suite or ADU enhance lifestyle and privacy?

Having an in-law suite or ADU allows homeowners to host family and friends in a way that maintains everyone’s privacy. It’s ideal for multigenerational families that want to live together while still having separate spaces. This setup not only strengthens family bonds but also provides a comfortable and independent living arrangement for everyone involved.