The modern multigenerational living trend is not new! Several generations of a family living under one roof has been a common practice in many parts of Asia, the Middle East, southern Europe and Africa. If you’re considering building in the near future consider incorporating these elements. I say this because we never know what the future holds, families grow fast, our parents become elderly and sometimes we just want to stay close for comfort, accessibility, convenience. Cost is also a huge factor, if we are all living together then hopefully we are contributing in some way.
Utilize Every Inch
Hello, why not utilize every inch, you may need those inches one day. Be upfront with your builder. If your dining room area can convert into an office, that shelf beside the fridge may not need to be by that window. Consider an area for each generation in the home.
Separate entrances would be nice for one that comes home late, privacy, one that has guests over, there are all kinds of reasons behind having your own entrance.
Design for Dual Purpose
Think like an investor, an entrepreneur is going to want to make a home convenient for future renters. Keep in mind, bedrooms can convert when necessary into an office, a den, an exercise room.