Are you concerned about how an aging in place addition will affect the appearance of your home? Jackson Design and Remodeling specializes in single and second story additions designed to blend architecturally with the original structure. Our professional team is accomplished at designing both the exterior design of additions and the interior living space. Please view our portfolio of additions to see examples of how we add value – both aesthetic and financial – to your home with our addition design and remodeling.
- Together and Independent
- Talking with Family Members
- ADA Compliance and Universal Design
- Speed of Construction
- Designing Additions for the Main House
Together and Independent
In 2007, 3.6 million parents, or 1.2 percent of the population, were living in an adult child’s home, according to US Census Bureau figures. That’s up from 2000, when 2.3 million parents, or .8 percent of the population, were living in an adult child’s house. As people live longer and healthier lives, more families are finding it beneficial to provide a special space for aging parents by combining households. The benefits of such arrangements are many. Grandparents can provide live-in child care, living together is often less expensive and adult children can help frail parents. While the safety and security of loved ones is vital, nurturing a feeling of independence and privacy is also very important.
At JDR, we understand how to create a balanced harmony of togetherness and independence in new living spaces that bring your family together. With our carefully considered design process and extensive experience with situations just like yours, we can help you provide a safe, comfortable and beautiful space for a loved one in your home.
Talking with Family Members
While many adult children find the experience of providing support and care for their aging parents one of life’s most rewarding experiences, living with a parent often leads to a change in familiar roles. Open and honest discussion with your parent and other family members is an essential first step before remodeling. You and your parent probably have very different lifestyles, including variations in sleeping schedules, eating patterns and daily activities, all of which are important considerations when deciding where and how to remodel. If you still have children at home, their needs for your living space should be carefully balanced with the changes a home addition will bring.
Physical living arrangements must be safe and comfortable for your parent, so it is important to have an accurate assessment of their current and future capabilities and needs. Spaces that are adaptable to changing mobility, vision and hearing are essential.
Above all, communication is crucial for a smooth transition. While the subject matter may sometimes be emotional, the result will be more pleasant for all if family meetings with candid discussions are held before remodeling begins.
ADA Compliance and Universal Design
You may wonder what ADA compliance means when it comes to your home. Simply put, an ADA-compliant living space is one in which the occupant can use everything in the home without assistance from another person. “Universal design” encompasses ADA-compliance by acknowledging disability, aging and other differences as part of everyday life. Design features may include one-story living, no-step entryways, wide doorways, extra floor space, floors and bathroom features with no-slip surfaces, improved lighting and details such as lever door handles.
The Jackson Design and Remodeling team offers you an exceptional depth of knowledge and experience when you are considering adding space to your home which incorporates the principles of ADA compliance and universal design. When you work with us, you can expect a space that is safe, accessible, comfortable and beautiful.
Speed of Construction
One of the benefits of working with Jackson Design and Remodeling is our streamlined process, which is unique in the remodeling industry. Since 1989, we have carefully honed our systems and procedures to make our clients’ remodeling experience enjoyable and stress-free. One of the ways we accomplish this is by accelerating the remodeling process from the day of our very first meeting until the day construction ends. Since we handle all of the details for you, you won’t feel rushed, but you will feel as if everything is being taken care of as quickly as possible.
Designing Additions for the Main House
Are you concerned about how an addition will affect the appearance of your home? Jackson Design and Remodeling specializes in single and second story additions designed to blend architecturally with the original structure. Our professional team is accomplished at designing both the exterior design of additions and the interior living space. Please view our portfolio of additions to see examples of how we add value – both aesthetic and financial – to your home with our addition design and remodeling.