To most people, the idea of having to live with their parents again sounds like hell. In fact, to some it probably sounds worse! However, for all of our differences, we love our parents and they have always been there for us – through our infancy, our terrible teenage years right up to this very moment. If you think enduring them was bad, just think about how much of a pleasure you must have been for them!
So, how can you repay them for a lifetime of love and care? All the times they had to change your diaper; washing all of the wet sheets when you were too afraid to get up and wee during the night; that time you threw a stone through your neighbours car window because you were fooling around with your nightmare of a mate they had to feed and pretend to like as well; – in fact, it sounds like you’ve an awful lot of making up to do!
But don’t worry, because what we’re about to propose to you is a sort of win-win situation. As your parents approach their twilight years, there is something that you can offer them which will allow you to spend quality time with them and make sure that they are comfortable; without even having to invite them into your own house.
A luxury granny flat presents you with the perfect opportunity to keep your elderly family members close, without having to live with them. They will have their own, luxurious space which has been designed with their safety and convenience in mind, just a stone -throw away. (No more throwing stones!)
You’re probably wondering where the whole win-win comes into it. Well, look at it as a future investment. Not only will you be significantly bolstering the value of your home by having a granny flat installed; but you’re also creating a future space that can either be used for your teenage children, converted into a home office or rented out for additional income. Of course, it’s horrible having to think about a world in which your elderly parents no longer exist, but a granny flat will serve its purpose long after they’re gone. – a miserable yet practical thought to bear in mind.
So, your parents no longer need to live in a house that is too big for them, climbing stairs that are too steep. Instead they can have a cosy little home which has absolutely everything they need. Think about how easily you’ll be able to palm the kids off onto their grandparents! And they’ll be happy to do it. This way you’ll be able to get out and enjoy yourself a bit more often knowing that your children are being looked after (whilst simultaneously taking care of your elderly parents) It’s the perfect win-win situation which will make you feel at ease, knowing that you’ve cared for your parents in their time of need, just as they did so willingly for you.
If you’re keen to explore this idea further, then check out a reputable company such as Multidwell. With a number of ‘before and after’ pictures, you’ll be able to envision a granny flat on your property.