For Families with Caregivers: Accessory Dwelling Units and Universal Design Balance Togetherness and Independence

November is National Caregivers Month, honoring the more than 40 million caregivers across the country who support aging parents and other family members at home. When you’re planning for multi-generational living, JDR will guide you through your choices to balance togetherness and independence in a new living space that brings your family together.

Jackson Design and Remodeling designs and builds accessory dwelling units (ADUs), in-law units, backyard cottages, secondary units, and Granny flats. The JDR team offers you an exceptional depth of knowledge and experience when you are considering adding ADA compliant and universal design space to your home. When you work with us, you can expect a space that is safe, accessible, comfortable and beautiful.

Build ADUs or Remodel ADUs
The San Diego City Council recently approved a package of housing reform measures and sped up the permitting process, making it easier for homeowners to build accessory dwelling units (ADUs). The law is meant for homeowners with an existing home who want to build second dwellings in their yard or garage area. The JDR team will help you navigate these guidelines to create an ideal space for your loved one by building your new ADU or remodeling your existing one.

Benefits of Family Togetherness
With an ADU integrated with your home, grandparents can provide live-in child care, living together is often less expensive and adult children can help frail parents. ADUs also help ensure the safety and security of loved ones while sustaining a feeling of independence and privacy.

Safe, Welcoming, and Appealing
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. One-story living, no-step entryways, wide doorways, extra floor space, floors and bathroom features with no-slip surfaces, and improved lighting are some of the hallmarks of universal design.

Our unified team of architects, designers, and construction professionals will guide you through the best decision for your family including accessory dwelling units (ADUs), in-law units, backyard cottages, secondary units, or Granny flats. 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 build process and extensive experience with situations just like yours, we can help you provide a safe, comfortable and beautiful space for a loved one.