The home office, craft rooms, even home bars have been moved into the garden with the same or similar amenities as the larger home. It was this trend that inspired the creation of the Granny Pod a modified Accessory Dwelling Unit, or ADU, that includes additional safety features appropriate for an elderly person.
The Granny Pod gives families the option of having their elderly relatives close to home, while still allowing them the opportunity to maintain their independence and an improved quality of life.
So, if you’ve made the decision to build an ADU it’s time we help you turn that Granny Pod into a Granny Home.
The typical size of Granny Pod is between 250 and 900 square feet. It’s a relatively small space to keep comfortable, and while central air is an absolute must, including ceiling fans in the space can up the comfort level, add additional lighting and can help keep utility costs down.
When choosing a ceiling fan for a small space a 32- to 48-inch fan will provide enough airflow for the area. If the Granny Pod has lower ceilings you might want to consider a low-profile ceiling fan.
There are number Ceiling fans available for small rooms.
The Dempsey is a versatile low-profile fan with a contemporary design that will work in a number of spaces. It also features an easy-to-use remote control with a holder that fits onto an existing light switch so it’s easy to install and easy to find.
A modern ceiling fan perfect for your tiny house is the Minimus ultra low-profile fan. Its simple minimalist style works well in tight spaces like a kitchenette and it comes in three finishes that complement a number of interiors.
Image Recommendation: Minimus in a small, multi-use room
If your backyard cottage calls for something a bit more classic, the Hepburn provides a graceful accent to any room. It features an LED light kit for lower energy consumption and brighter light output. It also includes a wall control so it’s easy to control.
The small, but powerful Loki is also a great option for a detached living space. Like all Hunter ceiling fans it is whisper quiet so it won’t disturb Granny while she’s relaxing.
Whichever ceiling fan you choose for your Granny Pod, the most important thing is keeping Grandma comfortable, happy, and close by.