You’ve heard of Man Caves and She Sheds, but the latest home trends involve Granny Nests. These small homes can be built out of a variety of materials and can facilitate the challenges of our ever-evolving household needs. As our tribes continue to grow and our family members are living longer our housing needs are changing as well.  Going tiny may not be an option but adding a cozy space for our elders can go a long way in improving our overall quality of life and our property value.

Many families are choosing to combine resources these days and purchasing larger homes to accommodate everyone’s needs.  A first-floor master bedroom is a simple option to create a private space for grandparents.  Adding a quaint kitchenette and sitting area allows for independence and late-night ice cream dates with the grandkids.  This can also apply to a live-in nanny for working parents on the go.  Your local plumbing company can offer suggestions on how to design your “nest” to meet your needs while keeping with the integrity of your home.

Many families in coastal communities such as Melbourne or Palm Bay, FL are fortunate to have a home with a pool and small pool house.  This is a great opportunity to convert an extra space to a Granny Nest with an excellent view.  Watching the kids playing in the yard and swimming to the depths of the cement pond will provide hours of entertainment for everyone.  In addition, studies show that grandparents who babysit live longer.  What a great chance to give back to your parents and also give your children the gift of their wisdom and life experience!

Don’t have a pool house or an extra room in the house?  No worries, Granny Nests are so flexible one can be built to fit any setting.  Downsizing has definitely become a thing as people are beginning to shift from the “living to work” mindset to the “working to live” mindset.  This provides a plethora of floor plan selections for your endeavor.  Off-grid options using solar panels and composting toilets are available for the extreme green types, while others may prefer a sleek modern pad with all the amenities.

From efficiency style pads to multibedroom luxury getaways Sun Plumbing can assist you with every plumbing aspect that comes with making the improvements you desire.   Whether it’s a small renovation or new construction you require, we can help you consider the functionality of your home to facilitate a smooth transition from single family to a multigenerational home.  Slight changes, such as adding a dishwasher or garbage disposal, can drastically affect the overall comfort and efficiency of your home.  Installing a tankless water heater can ensure everyone gets a hot shower at the end of a long day.  Including handicapped accessible features can go a long way in ensuring your loved one’s safety and ability to stay at home until their final days. Be sure to call us for all your Brevard County plumbing needs!