When you or your relative is thinking of moving to a smaller property, a bungalow or flat are options you might consider.
When iHUS customer Ingrid wanted to downsize, her initial thought was to purchase a flat closer to daughter, Donna.
“My daughter wanted me to move closer to her and it was her who proposed a granny annexe,” says Ingrid. “I’m not getting any better, I need care and she wanted to look after me, so it seemed like a good idea.”
Donna explained that when they first looked at flats and compared what they could get, an annexe provided far better value for money.
Mum would have had to have invested most of the money that she got from the sale of her house to get a property that had the same high standard as her annexe. And on top of that, there would have been annual service fees. We initially looked at a static caravan as an alternative, but felt we wanted something a little more lifelong. That’s when we came across iHUS.
One of the key reasons for downsizing to a garden annexe is lack of companionship. Having family members nearby can provide peace of mind for everyone – keeping Mum and Dad within easy reach, but letting them enjoy their independence at the same time.
Releasing equity to buy a granny annexe is not only a savvy investment, but a great way to support the mental wellbeing and safety of your loved ones. However, don’t take our word for it, why not listen to real life reviews from our customers experiencing this growing lifestyle first hand…
We’ve met with hundreds of people looking for care home alternatives for their parent(s). It’s the most common reason we come across for building a granny annexe in the back garden, and we take great pride in bringing families closer together. Here are a couple of projects that we’ve recently completed.
A two-bedroom Cadeby Extra Plus, finished in grey green Marley cedral weatherboard with flat-roof and feature canopy.
Margaret Wilson and daughter Nicky recently had their custom annexe featured on BBC One. Click to watch the video walk-though.
We’ve built over 150 garden annexes over the years, and have pictures of most completed projects. So, if you need further inspiration, and would like to view further portfolio images, please get in touch.
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