Multigenerational living is growing in popularity. A multigenerational home is a household made up of three or more generations living together under one roof. Typically, that is 2-3 related adult generations, as well as children.
Reasons for multigenerational living
1. Shared expenses
One reason is that it allows multiple generations to share home expenses. It’s a lot easier to afford a larger, newer home when you are sharing the expenses between family.
2. Another housing option besides a retirement community
Another reason is that older generations are living longer. So, a multigenerational living situation is ideal for grandparents who want to age in place instead of moving to a retirement home.
3. Improved family connection and overall health
A beautiful fringe benefit of multigenerational living is that grandparents can help raise their grandchildren. It can eliminate or reduce the need for babysitters or child care. And, studies have shown that active grandparenting reduces stress, increases mental engagement, encourages better physical health, and boosts longevity.
Introducing Wayne Home’s floor plans ideal for multigenerational living
We gathered a list for you to showcase our best floor plans for multigenerational living and their specific features that can benefit your family.
Features two owner suites–one on the first floor and the other on the second floor.
A ranch-style home that offers a split bedroom layout with an option to change bedrooms 2 and 3 into a second owner suite.
A 2-story floor plan with the option to change bedroom 4 and the pantry on the first floor to a second owner suite.
A split bedroom layout ranch floorplan with the option to change the den/flex room, half bathroom, and bedroom 2 to a second owner suite.
A 2-story floor plan that includes a first-floor owner suite and the option to change the loft and bedroom 4 on the second floor to a second owner suite.
A split bedroom layout ranch floor plan with the option to change the included den/flex room and bedroom 3 to a second owner suite.
A 2-story floor plan with included owner suite on the second floor with the option to add a second owner suite on the first floor.
A 2-story floor plan with included owner suite on the second floor and the option to add a second owner suite on the first floor.
A 2-story floor plan with the included owner suite on the second floor. Bedroom 4 on the second floor includes an ensuite bathroom and wall closet, which could serve as an alternative 2nd owner suite.
A 2-story floor plan with the included owner suite on the first floor. Bedroom 4 on the second floor includes an ensuite bathroom and wall closet, which could serve as an alternative 2nd owner suite.
The Arlington is one-of-a-kind. It’s our only ranch plan with dual owner suites, so it’s great for multi-generational living. (Think in-laws, adult children … anyone who would like some added privacy and comfort.) And all of the shared living spaces open to each other, making the plan’s 1,706 square feet feel impossibly spacious. Take advantage of many options and upgrades to make this home uniquely your own.
Have specific needs for your home? Wayne Homes can customize any of our floor plans to fit your exact needs.
If you find a floor plan you love, you can rest assured that you have options on how to add an in-law suite to your preferred layout.
- Option A – Adds a bedroom, wall closet, and a full bathroom.
- Option B – Adds a bedroom, wall closets, full bathroom, kitchenette, and living room area.
- Option C – Adds a bedroom, wall closets, full bathroom, ensuite laundry, kitchen, and living room.
No matter which floor plan you choose, you can feel good about creating a home with options for multigenerational living. Whether you need it now or are planning for the future, an in-law suite adds value to your home and can serve multiple purposes.
So let’s get started…
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