The Other Boomerang Generation

In recent years, we have increasingly performed projects for middle-aged couples with their parents in mind. Specifically, to encourage the older generation to move in with the younger one. In most cases, the best solution for this growing demand is to build an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) attached to the single family residence. ADU’s generally incorporate universal design elements which make it manageable to navigate through a comfortable living area, functional kitchenette, one or two…

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Parental Housing

The Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) is a popular way to provide separate and independent living quarters for aging parents.  This project added a bedroom, 3/4 bath, kitchen and living space with separate outdoor entrances.  A common indoor entrance was shared through the garage. The overall impact on the property included upgrading the septic system to accommodate the additional bedroom.  In terms of resale, it was estimated that up to 75% of the cost could be…

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Staying Put

Baby-Boomers have made it plainly obvious they do not want to spend their waning days in a retirement facility. The residential construction community recognizes this and has geared up for the Aging-In-Place phenomenon. For nearly a decade, renovation experts with the CAPS designation have been accommodating special needs while maintaining a residential sense about the home’s active areas. Flush floor plans with universal design elements are making it easier for people of all ages to…

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