We speak about the term “Multigenerational Living” so how does that relate to building a new home? It is defined as more than two generations living under the same roof. Each generation however, introduces a new set of potential complications which must be addressed for a Multigenerational household to function and thrive.
Throughout the building process North Homes can help make the interior and exterior building areas more accommodating for mutigenerational housing.
As with any situation, there are challenges that often need to be addressed. It may take many months for some individuals to adjust to the changed lifestyle while at the same time trying to find a comfortable level of involvement in each other’s lives. Members of the middle generation may feel stress balancing the needs of their parents and children. Many times, there are renovations necessary to accommodate the physical needs of all family members such as a ramp for wheelchairs or strollers and child-proofed rooms. Providing privacy for all household members also may be challenging.
Families can be creative with building a new home by making age-integrated areas. You can incorporate some of the “Aging in place” and “ADA” concepts to achieve the perfect home for all parties.