Multi Generational Living
Statistically, baby boomers are the largest generation of our time. Right now, they are in the process of becoming empty nesters and will transition and become care takers for their parents. Assisted living facilities have been discussed, most likely with hesitation, and big decisions are being made about their current housing status.
Recently, our society has been introduced with a newer concept called multi generational living. This is defined as several generations living under one roof. In some cases, parents are welcoming their children back into the home or encouraging their parents to move in with them.
Red Couch Interiors recently completed a new build where the concept of multi generational living, where the grandparents, parents and children all live under one roof, is the norm. I had the pleasure of working with this family to design a home that fit their specific needs for each generation. Let’s take a look inside together.
First, there were two master suites designed in the floor plan. The first floor master suite was designed for the parents. The second master suite was designed for their son and his future bride. Each suite consisted of a bedroom with a large walk in closet. The master bathrooms boasted a soaking tub, linen closet, large, custom tiled shower with a built in seat and a long, double vanity with plenty of storage.
The rest of the house consisted of three nice sized bedrooms, one for the grandparents, the rest for any other siblings or guests. Each of those bedrooms also had a full bath adjacent to their respective spaces.
An office space on the second floor and prayer room on the first floor were also included into the design.
The heart of the home included a living room with built in fireplace, dining room and a large kitchen with eat in island.
This kitchen was designed specifically to have as much counter space as possible when hosting family gatherings. The height of the dining room table is the same as the island so the chairs can be interchangeable from one setting to the next. Versatility was key when designing this area.
For the family, designing a multi generational home was a given. Family comes first. Visit this page to view the rest of the home! Red Couch Interiors enjoyed designing their home to fit their specific needs and looks forward to seeing how their family grows and changes through the years.