Multigenerational living is the latest trend in the housing market. In fact, according to a 2016 Pew Research report, a record 60.6 million Americans lived in multigenerational households in 2014. Multigenerational homes are defined as homes with one or more adult generation living in it. This could be adult children still living at home with parents or aging parents moving into their adult children’s home rather than nursing homes.
While multigenerational living is very beneficial, it can be difficult finding a home that can really match the needs of families. At Trinity Homes, we specialize in custom homes to fit any family lifestyle. Let’s take a look at a few things to consider when purchasing a home for multigenerational living:
Can the existing home be remodeled?
If you are struggling to find the dream house for your multigen family, think about remodel options. Does the home have a basement that could become an in-law suite? Perhaps the garage could be converted into the perfect getaway for an in-law or adult child.
How much privacy does the home offer?
Multigenerational living can be tough if everyone doesn’t have enough private space to escape for alone time. Be sure to think about how private you can make the living spaces so each family member has their independence.
Should you purchase a new, custom home?
There are endless options when it comes to building new, custom homes that are designed specifically for multigenerational families. Some designs include multiple “master” bedrooms, mini living spaces with their own bathroom, bedroom, and kitchenette, and multi-level homes with plenty of privacy space for everyone.