November is National Caregivers Month: Accessory Dwelling Units Make Living Together Easier for the Whole Family

Today we’re honoring National Caregivers Month, recognizing the more than 40 million caregivers across the country who support aging parents and other loved ones at home. According to “Projections and Implications for Housing a Growing Population: Older Households 2015-2035,” a report by the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies, the number of Americans over 80 will double, from 6 million to 12 million, in the next two decades. And by 2035, one out of three U.S. households will be headed by someone over 65.

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 on your property. Jackson Design and Remodeling designs and builds accessory dwelling units (ADUs), in-law units, backyard cottages, secondary units, and Granny flats. When you work with us, you can expect a space that is safe, accessible, comfortable and beautiful.

Building and Remodeling ADUs is Now Easier in San Diego
In 2020, the California state legislature passed three bills that together removed most of the barriers to ADU development caused by a myriad of local restrictions. New California rule changes make the process faster and easier. See a list of the 2020 updates to ADU laws in San Diego.

Proximity Brings Many Benefits
With an ADU, you can have your parents closer to home, grandparents can provide live-in child care, and living together is often less expensive. ADUs also help ensure the safety and security of loved ones while sustaining a feeling of independence and privacy.

Safe and Appealing Design
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. 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.