Making Space for Every Member of the Family: ADUs Balance Togetherness and Independence for Multi-Generational Living

As people live longer and healthier lives, more families are finding it beneficial to provide a special space for aging parents by combining households. Jackson Design and Remodeling designs and builds accessory dwelling units (ADUs), in-law units, backyard cottages, secondary units, and Granny flats. If 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.

Build ADUs or Remodel ADUs
In 2017 the San Diego City Council 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. JDR can help you navigate these new guidelines to create an ideal space for your loved one by building your new ADU or remodeling your existing one.

Benefits of Family Togetherness
The benefits of an ADU 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.

A Safe and Welcoming Space
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, and improved lighting. The Jackson Design and Remodeling team offers you an exceptional depth of knowledge and experience when you are considering adding ADA compliant and universal design spaces.

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. When you work with us, you can expect a space for your loved ones that is safe, accessible, comfortable and beautiful.