A multi-generational living situation can be hard, but at the same time rewarding. Things happen in life, and sometimes the best option is to have the whole family live under one roof. It can be that you are now taking care of an elderly parent, or grown children have moved back home. Making your home a friendly space for all is ideal for a situation like this. Privacy for most people is a huge thing, and most parents don’t want to be a burden on their family. Multi-generational living is on the rise in the United States. While this is a newer trend in the United States, this isn’t a new trend in other countries.
If you have the extra space on your property a mother-in-law suite is a perfect solution. These smaller homes can accommodate your parents, or grown children, whether it be for an extended amount of time, or a few months. This area will give whoever is living in there the privacy that they will want, and need. These homes can be customized to your liking, some smaller, and some a bit larger for comfortable living.
Basement, Attic Space, & Garages
A finished basement, attic, or garage can create a private area that can help your family feel like there is more space to accommodate everyone in the home. A finished basement, can have separate living quarters with a finished bathroom, living room, bedrooms, and kitchen area, two different living spaces for the whole family. An attic living space can be a little harder to make it feel like a separate living area, but it is possible. Usually a bedroom, and living room space is all that can be accommodated in this area. Perhaps you have a two-car garage, and you turn part of the garage into a bedroom. There are many options that can work to create more space.
Dens, & Family Rooms
Recent trends are showing that many people are converting their dens and family rooms into living spaces for the family. This is an easy and cost effective way to keep everyone under one roof comfortably. These can be a flexible space that can change with the family’s needs.
In a lot of case things can come up unexpectedly, and all the space you have is an extra bedroom, or you may have to move the kids into a single bedroom to make this possible. Boundaries are something to talk about before this is the direction you go. Everyone should be on the same page and respect everyone’s time, and space.
Would your home be ready for multi-generation living? For more information contact MH Akers Custom Homes for Memphis custom home renovations.