Do you need an addition to your home or a new structure on your property to accommodate a relative? We design and build accessory dwelling units (ADUs), in-law units, backyard cottages, secondary units, and Granny flats. We willhelp you arrive at the best solution for your family as you plan for multi-generational living.

  • San Diego Granny Flats
  • Statistics: Combining Households
  • Together and Independent
  • ADA Compliance and Universal Design
  • Speed of Construction
  • Designing Additions for the Main House

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) such as in-law units, backyard cottages, secondary units, and Granny flats. 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.

Statistics: Combining Households

Multigenerational living, when more than one generation lives under one roof (not counting young children or teens), has hit record levels in the U.S. In 2014, according to Pew Research Center data, 60.6 million people, or 19 percent of the U.S. population, lived in multigenerational homes, including 26.9 million three-generation households.

Americans are also living much longer, retiring later, and leading active lifestyles later in life. 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.

Together and Independent

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 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. Among many solutions, JDR can remodel in-law units, design and build backyard cottages, and design granny flats. Our talented architects, designers and construction professionals will guide you through your choices to find the ideal answers for you and your family.

ADA Compliance and Universal 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. 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 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.

Speed of Construction

One of the benefits of working with Jackson Design and Remodeling is our streamlined process, which is unique in the industry. Since 1989, we have carefully honed our systems and procedures to make our clients’ experience enjoyable and stress-free. One of the ways we accomplish this is by accelerating the design build 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 additions and independent structures designed to blend architecturally with the design of your original home. Our professional team is accomplished at designing both exterior and interior space including accessory dwelling units, in-law units, backyard cottages, secondary units, and Granny flats.

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