Why You Should Add a Granny Flat to You San Diego, CA Home

March 20, 2018 Published by Leave your thoughts

At Mr. Construction, our remodeling contractors are pleased to help clients throughout the San Diego area and beyond with all types of home remodeling and addition projects. One of the services we provide is home additions—specifically additions that help you make your home multi-generational.

A so-called “granny flat” is essentially a separate, additional dwelling unit of your home in which your elderly mother, father or both can live with you. The obvious benefit here is that you can keep your loved one close to you and not have to worry about them living in a nursing home or assisted living facility and having to deal with all the issues associated with that—not the least is the often-elevated cost of living in those types of facilities.

With this in mind, here are just a few of the primary reasons why you might consider adding home additions in San Diego, CA, with the help of Mr. Construction, in the form of a “granny flat”:

  • You can provide your parents with the care they need: As your parents become less capable of living on their own, bringing them into your own home to take care of them can be a wonderful way of “giving back” after all the care they provided to you as a child and young adult. After all, they are a part of your family, and deserve all the love and affection you can provide them. Not only will a granny flat allow you to spend much more time with them, but it will also help you ensure they are getting all of the care they need, from proper nutrition and medication to general everyday activity and conversation.
  • You can design the addition specifically for their needs: Seniors have specific needs that might not be found in most standard home remodels. We work with experts in senior care and aging in place to ensure all granny flats we develop are specifically designed for your parents’ needs. This could include wider doorways, grab bars, handle rails and any other amenities needed to make their lives easier by factoring in limited mobility and other common issues for seniors. Because you’re starting from scratch with the addition, you can also take your parents’ aesthetic preferences into account when designing the area.
  • The addition is more financially sensible: If you have the option to build out a space for your parents in your own home, it can make much more financial sense in the long run than paying to have your parent live in a nursing home or senior care facility. Those facilities can cost thousands of dollars per month, which will quickly add up to much more than the cost of an addition to your home. Plus, the room addition to your home is a permanent increase of square footage that also adds value to your home.

For more information about the benefits of a granny flat, contact us about home additions in San Diego, CA. We look forward to partnering with you to create an attractive, functional and convenient living space for the older adult in your life.

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