Granny Flats: Grandma’s Home That’s Not Away From Home
There are so many dizzying trends highlighted daily in the media. Some are crazy (beaded lips, vampire facials and fish pedicures to mention a few), but when I saw an article on “granny flats,” I was intrigued. Essentially, you can live near your momma without actually living with her. That sounds ideal to me!
I think it sounds lovely. Imagine being able to visit your mom in her own home without having to get in your car, or on a train, or in an airplane; yet she’s living independently, but very near you! The best part of the arrangement is that I can have mom’s cooking in her own living room where, while I’m eating chicken pot pie, I can enjoy pictures of my childhood plastered on walls painted or wallpapered with my mom’s distinct taste (oh, how she loves blue….).
I imagine taking her to Hirshfield’s to meet with a color consultant on paint ideas – my anxiety running at a very low level knowing that she can plaster shades of her beloved blue all over her very own granny flat. After all, it’s my mom’s place (and she does make that blue feel like home), yet I can leave (to go across the hall) to my own neutral color palette any time I please.
For help decorating a granny flat or any other space, visit the color experts at our local Hirshfield’s locations in Minnesota, Wisconsin, South Dakota, and North Dakota. We love to discuss design, color, and granny flats.
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