“Multi-generational Family homes” are here to stay! There is a “not so new” concept emerging in the housing industry today as the market improves and living costs continue to increase. The idea is more of a “Walton” type family arrangement designed to appeal to a larger, multi-generational families rather than the typical mom, dad and children type home.
The modern day family sometimes consists of parents who have moved in with their children, or children who have moved back in with their parents. In fact, in today’s world, homes may even consist of grandparents or grandchildren moving in with other members of their extended family.
Builders and remodelers are already supporting this new trend in home building.
New home builders in Pinellas County are offering homes with two master bedrooms, as well as dens and family rooms that can be converted to bedrooms and bathrooms on the first floor of the home, as well as flexible spaces that can change with a family needs. New home builders are also offering new design features, like wider hallways and doors and floor plans with no steps that work well for baby strollers and wheelchairs.
American Housing Builders is working on plans for Multigenerational Families.
This new concept is really two houses in one: The main house has three or four bedrooms, with an attached unit with its own kitchen, bedrooms, living space and garage. These are perfect for aging parents. These new areas are about 1/4th the size of the main house with an adjoining door can be left open or closed to have one home or two homes in one.
There is no typical family scenario anymore. Good night daddy, good night Mary Ellen and good night John-Boy.