Building Family Bonds with Multigenerational Homes
With the rise in multigenerational living, it’s hardly any wonder that the demand is higher than ever for big homes with unique layouts that include more than just the traditional spaces typical found in single-family homes. In fact, custom home builders are seeing an increase in their clients’ needs for custom home plans that are not only sizable enough to accommodate extended family when they visit, but fully equipped with truly functional, separate living spaces for full-time life.
Lessons in Multiplication
It’s a return, in a way, to the inclusion of a mother-in-law suite or a guest suite so often found in stately homes of the past. But these multigenerational homes are precisely that: homes. Not getaways where vacation is top-of-mind and people don’t mind having to endure the temporary tight spaces, but true, full-time homes for multigenerational families. They’re homes for a big family with many needs, many must-haves, and many different schedules. Fortunately, when a blended family lives in one house, they don’t necessarily have to live in one that lumps everyone together and sacrifices privacy or independence. Peaceably living in a multigenerational household means multiplying the functionality of the home and adding defined spaces to maintain a sense of separateness, even as it allows a greater sense of unity.
In a multigenerational home, there is a need not just for one kitchen, but two. Not one master bed and bath, but two. Two living rooms. Two dining rooms. Basically, two of everything you would find in a standard home. Because even though families are deciding to become closer together, they don’t want to lose their individuality. In a custom home, those individualities can be tailored to the finest detail. Each family can live in a way that suits them, in a way that feels homey and natural. After all, even the tightest family bonds don’t necessarily mean that everyone shares the same aesthetic. One family may tend toward simplicity, while the other may want more of everything: more space, more rooms, more design. And blending those needs together while still keeping them separate is a fine balance that requires skillful construction and execution.
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