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Multi-generational home extensions
Multi-generational living is an emerging trend in Australia. We’re seeing more Perth families opting for this lifestyle and designing their homes accordingly.
What is multi-generational living? Multi-generational living is when multiple adults of different generations in one family are living in the same house, e.g. parents, adult children and grandparents.
Traditional homes don’t always allow for inter-generational living. This is why home extensions are becoming more popular. You can customise your living arrangements to suit the needs of the family.
There are a myriad of scenarios that create the need for multi-generational homes. Every family is different. You may have family members that require assistance or your adult children are still living at home. Whatever your reason, living under the same roof can just make sense.
Grandparents can look after the grandkids
Do your parents look after the kids? Childcare is more convenient when your parents live at home. It saves you the cost of childcare, reduces the cost of running two separate homes, and the grandchildren develop a special bond with their grandparents.
Ageing in a safe family environment
Elderly parents need care and support, but you may not want your parents or grandparents to live in a nursing home. Being able to provide accommodation to ageing family members can give them a better quality of life and allow you to rest easier at night.
Do you have a family member who requires extra support? Home extensions allow you to design a home around the needs of your loved one. You can customise the house in a way that works best for your family.
Adult-aged children staying at home
It’s no secret that young adults are struggling to break into the housing market. Children are staying in the family home well into adulthood and leaving home later in life. Multi-generational living gives each family a space of their own.
How to create a functional multi-generational home?
We find ourselves designing and building more customised home extensions to meet the unique requirements for multi-generational living.
The go-to solution used to be building a granny flat out the back, but smaller block sizes don’t always allow for this. There is also a limit on size – 70m2.