Building Garden Annexes – Closer is better?
In recent years, the number of homeowners building garden annexes to home an elderly loved ones has soared. They are becoming a more and more popular solution for people all over the UK. But why are they so popular and what are the benefits of a granny annexe?
Closer to home
For a lot of people, having an elderly relative close by is a massive weight off their shoulders. And having them living at home can be even more reassuring, especially if there are health concerns involved. Building a garden annexe is an excellent way to keep your loved ones close to you. Giving everyone peace of mind.
Elderly relatives needing help as they get older is a common situation that nearly every family has to deal with. Sometimes your loved one isn’t able to care for themselves the way they used too. When faced with this situation, a lot of people start to look at care homes. But with the yearly average cost of a care home being close to £30,000, sometimes this just isn’t possible. Especially when additional needs can cost even more. Having a garden annexe installed in your garden can help to cut out some of these major yearly costs.
As we all know, it can be hard to admit you need help. Losing your independence is a massive upset for people and it can be hard to deal with. A garden annexe can be the perfect solution to this problem. It ensures loved ones are close in case of any problems or issues, but they still get to have their own space. Keeping them independent and comfortable.
Building a garden annexe for an elderly relative who lives alone can help improve their lives drastically.
According to Age UK, more than 2 million people in England over the age of 75 live alone, and more than a million older people say they go for over a month without speaking to a friend, neighbour or family member.
– Source – NHS
These figures are heart breaking. Especially when loneliness can lead to many serious health concerns. Keeping your loved ones close means they may never have to feel alone again.
A granny annexe is a cost effective, quick solution to a problem facing many families today. We can help you create a home whether a granny or grandad annexe! For more information please visit our Granny Annexe page. Alternatively, see our case study on a two bedroom garden annexe, installed last year.
If you would like to discuss a project please feel free to contact us.