Multigenerational living is becoming a thing of today’s lifestyle, and I’m not only referring to Indian families.
Today and now, many families across the US have adopted this trend of parents, children, and grandparents living in one household.
The reasons are that aging parents cannot live independently, some adult children find it challenging to sustain their lives in a financially competitive world, while some just enjoy the whole aspect of multigenerational living.
Well, there are perks to it, such as lowered housing costs.
However, to make this kind of living work for all, you may need to figure out a lot of issues such as:
- Accessibility and access for older parents and younger kids
- Privacy for all
- And making the best use of every space to work for you now and in the future.
So, how do you achieve this? Let’s find out:
- Consider basement remodeling
Your basement can house an older child, a home office, or even a playroom for the kids. Make sure to finish and remodel this space to make it more livable.
- Remodel your kitchen to suit an extensive and integrated living
You can consider adding more countertop space, a double sink, an island to serve as an entertainment spot or second dining area, a second dishwasher, and even a second refrigerator to be able to meet all your family needs.
- Build an addition
An ADU is perfect for the grandparents. It gives everyone privacy and gives your parents the “feel at home” sense in their own space.
- Think universal design
You want to make sure every living area is accessible to the young kids and the older family members.
So, use the universal design principles, making wider doorways to allow easy access for baby strollers and wheelchairs, installing single handle or touchless faucets, and lever-type door handles to make it possible for someone with arthritis to use.
To pull all these changes, you need the help of an experienced professional.
Choose Jim Williams Renovation for All Your Remodeling Services
Our remodeling services go beyond kitchen and bathroom remodeling. We also handle major renovations, building room additions, garage remodels, and more. The point is we can do absolutely anything.
Give us a call if you’re ready for that upgrade.
We serve the areas of Waco, TX.