Sidekick Homes knows how confusing and challenging it can be to determine the best living option for an aging parent or relative. We are here to help.
Our experienced team will provide you with a free consultation and closely examine your needs based on your lifestyle, property and regional zoning regulations. If a Sidekick Home is best suited for you, we will call in one of our trusted builder partners to make your home a reality.
Our builder partners are carefully chosen to provide our clients with the best in sustainable, universal and accessible design. We are continually exploring new markets and adding new builder partners so if we don’t currently have a builder in your area, we will very soon.
Our homes are built to construction standards and building regulations that meet or exceed those for new homes built in your neighborhood.
8 feet to 12 feet long (depending on model) single wall countertop, with compact under-counter Energy Star rated appliances (including compact refrigerator). Choice of stainless steel or black finishes.
Option: Full size appliances and a full height pantry can be used in some models.
Standard cabinets are Merillat “Classic” Series in wood. Roller trays in base cabinets. Option: Any of the manufacturer’s cabinet options can be included.
Heating and Cooling
Heating is ducted forced air via a 92% efficient gas-fired furnace energy star rated furnace. Cooling is by a separate ducted evaporative cooler located outside the home or on the roof, depending on model. R-19 insulation in the walls and R-38 insulation in the roof.
Our typical foundation is a crawl space with footings and crawl space wall engineered for your site and soil conditions.
“0” Step Entry
We recommend a no-step approach and entry to your new Sidekick home in order to be accessible to residents and visitors. This is also recommended at back doors and patio doors.
Our standard is a Rinnai instantaneous/ tankless gas fired water heater, for fuel efficiency, sized for your home.
A space for a residential elevator is designed into most two-story models and those above garages.
Option: An elevator can be installed in your Sidekick home.
All Sidekicks are designed for the future installation of solar photovoltaic panels.
Option: Sidekick Homes will install your solar collector system on the solar ready roof area as an option. Cost will vary depending on your region and the size of the system desired.
Stairs in two story models are 3’-0” wide, as required by code. An elevator would make a wider stair unnecessary for daily use.
Option: Option widen stair to 3’-6” in width where plan may allow.
Windows and Doors
Casement windows and lever hardware on doors for ease of operation where feasible.
Bamboo or wood flooring in living spaces. Carpet in bedrooms.