Granny Flats for Aging in Place

Granny Flats for Aging in Place 2014-12-15T16:46:25+00:00

Granny flats are essentially small housing units equipped with all essential requirements. A granny flat generally has a separate kitchen, bathroom and other basic amenities, unique elder care facilities and appropriate storage. Granny flats are great for elders that have health issues but feel independent and want a separate space where they can take care of themselves without interrupting the busy life of their young ones. A granny flat not only gives you ease in going about your day-to-day activities without having to worry about your loved ones’ well being, but also provide them with a certain amount of freedom and self-reliance.

Granny flats are an innovative way to solve many problems related to keeping elderly parents close by. In many cases, these aging individuals require constant care and assistance from their loved ones. However, to keep them in the house can sometimes be a source of concern for the entire family. There can issues of privacy and it can be inconvenient to make them a permanent resident. Many families that are looking after their elderly parents are seeing that granny flats are cheaper and a much feasible option for them rather than sending their parents away to a nursing home. Granny flats are ideal if you want to keep a close eye on the elderly relative while everyone keeps their privacy.

Granny flats are a great option that most elders seek these days which is an economical and easy to maintain alternative dwelling. If you have a sizable space in your backyard or garage area you may be able to build a granny flat for your parents to live. It can also add more value to your property from an investment point of view.

Building a granny flat can be a home remodel with room addition, or a completely separate structure from the main home, but on the same property. There are many property owners that have converted their large garage space into a granny flat and that works well for them.

Home buyers and real estate investors are always interested in such properties because they want to accommodate their elders or use the extra living space in other ways. Real estate investors find such properties a high value as well.

Call HK Construction for more information on how you can plan your granny flat addition to your home.