According to the Pew Research Center over one of every eight Americans aged 40 to 60 is both raising a child and caring for a parent. Older children stay to get financially ready to move on to an apartment or to purchase a home of their own and grandparents find living with their children a solution to hold off going into an assisted living facility. Multi-generational living has enormous rewards. However the secret to its success seems to be adapting the home with the right blend of private and together space. The following are a few tips that seem to make a difference with multiple generations living together.
Have as many as possible. Ideally a bathroom associated with each bedroom is the best solution. If this is not possible and bathrooms are shared have individual storage space to minimize arguments over mess and clutter.
Adding a chair, a sofa or even a small desk to the bedroom can create a sitting area to even a small bedroom. This creates a great retreat area where family members can enjoy a little private time away from the rest of the family.
Whether it’s your living room, family room, finished basement, kitchen or dining room make sure the rooms are spacious enough to welcome the whole family. Within the rooms it is important for the children to have an area for their video games without being right on top of adults who may want to read or finish a crossword puzzle. In the kitchen have space for the adults to do the cooking chores while the children have a space for eating a snack or doing homework.
Creativity makes all the difference in choosing the right way to give your home more space without breaking your budget! Becraft Plus has completed many renovations and additions over the years for multigeneral families. Contractor experience makes all the difference.
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Since 1989, Becraft Plus has provided customized design and construction services to customers in the Washington, D.C. area. We specialize in custom home building, additions and remodeling, and whole house renovations with a focus on creating living spaces that are tailored to the needs of our clients.
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