With rocketing property price’s, the younger generation are being priced out of the property market, many parents are tuning to extending, converting or building onto their current family homes. This comes in the form of a house extension to the current home or converting a garage, and even building a small, detached dwelling within the grounds of the current family home.
This also applies to the older generation in the family, as we have seen in recent years, government and councils have all but closed down social care homes and putting pressure on the private sector to provide safe accommodation for the elderly. But the private sector has shown elderly care is nothing more than a money making machine, care home costs have gone through the roof, with horror stories of councils ceasing people’s homes to pay for their own care at inflated prices.
This takes away any hard earned property that should have been an inheritance, that traditionally would have helped their grandchildren get on the property ladder. Some private care homes offer very little for what they charge, we are taking thousands of pounds every month.
Many families are turning back the clock where all generations in the family live under one roof. Why not invest that money into the family home by building either an Annex or converting the garage to provide a safe, loving environment for your elderly members of the family. With the huge cost savings people are able to put that money to good use and employ a dedicated carer and still save money on care home costs.
There are so many options available when it comes to adding volume and space to your home. It depends on the size of your current property. Options for a ground floor house extension would be a rear extension, side return extension or a wrap around extension. If you have an integral garage available then this offer a very cost effective option available to you as the shell is already there. With some structural changes to meet building regulations you could be enjoying the extra space that these types of conversions create quite quickly, most of the time they come under "permitted development criteria" so no waiting for the long drawn out planning permission.
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