When you’ve been in business for over four decades, you meet a lot of different people with all sorts of families. Big and small, extended or empty nesters; we’ve met and worked with them all, and love learning more about their unique needs and desires in order to build a home perfectly suited to their families.
One trend we are seeing more and more in the homebuilding industry is designing and building for multigenerational families. If you are or may become a multigenerational family living under one roof, it stands to reason you’d have some unique needs not faced by a more nuclear family unit. Here are some powerful reasons why builders are designing more and more multigenerational floorplans.
More than a fifth of American families live with multiple generations under one roof, and the trend is growing.
Boomers want access to their grandchildren. As the Millennial generation begins and continues to have children, their Baby Boomer parents are increasingly interested in being close to – including, in some cases, living under the same roof as – their grandchildren.
It just makes economic sense for many families. And beyond that, it also makes social sense too! Living in a multigenerational household consolidates expenses, makes childcare often a lot easier (and less expensive), and provides everyone with an extended social outlet. When mom lives in a dedicated in-law suite within the home, a babysitter for the children is only a few feet away! Plus, growing children have access to the invaluable insight, wisdom, and love that grandparents and extended family offers.
Two words: passive income. Having dedicated spaces for in-laws and extended family, like the generous and beautiful in-law suites Wayne provides, are great not just for family, but for rental income in the era of Airbnb. So whether mom is ready to move in or not, the space you have for her can bring in extra income in the meantime.
No matter why you’re considering a multigenerational-friendly floorplan, we have several customizable options available for you and your family to consider!
About Wayne Homes
Wayne Homes is a custom homebuilder in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Michigan, and West Virginia (see all Model Home Centers). We offer nearly 50 fully customizable floorplans and a team dedicated to providing the best experience in the home building industry. For more information, Ask Julie by Live Chat or call us at (866) 253-6807.