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Ideas for Building a Multi-generational Home

Multi-generational living would have been common not too long ago. It's still a very popular thing to do in many countries where there's a great emphasis on family values. And it's now coming back into popularity in places like the USA, Australia and the UK. People who need to look after elderly parents are considering bringing the whole family together. There could be two, three or even four generations in one property. It can mean being able to pool together funds from four or more adults. The larger funds make it possible to consider building a custom home, instead of buying. If it's something you're considering, here are some of the things you could do.

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Separate Buildings

Even though you love and care for your family, you don't necessarily want to be living on top of them. For many families, it's practical to be close, but they don't need to share living space. One of the options you might consider is living on the same plot but in different buildings. You could choose to have a series of small buildings, or perhaps a large space and some smaller cottages. A larger, central house could serve as somewhere for everyone to eat and perhaps enjoy a meal together. But everyone can have their own homes so they can have privacy too.

Annexes and Studios

A number of different buildings can take up a lot of space. Another idea that could be more economical is to have annexes, studios or separate wings of a house. You could also consider giving a different floor to each generation of the family. They could all have their own entrances so you don't disturb each other all the time. Designing a home like this could be complicated, so try getting a design team on board. Monogram Homes can help you design your luxury property so that you get everything you need. You need experts to give you assistance with getting it right.

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Communal Space

Even though you want to live separate lives, you're sure to want to spend some time together too. Having space that's big enough for everyone will give you somewhere to have dinner or just sit and talk. There are a few ways you could approach having enough space. You might have a main house where one generation lives and everyone can gather there when they want to. Creating an outdoor living space for everyone is also a great idea, and you might want to include a pool.

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Accessibility and Practical Considerations

When multiple generations are living in the same home, you'll have young and old people together. There could also be pets to think about. One of the things you'll need to think about is accessibility for older family members and anyone with a disability. Don't forget to consider making your home suitable for children too. You also need to think about how everyone likes to live, from cooking to sports and relaxing in the evenings.

Building a multi-generational home is a tough task. It might take a long time to complete, but it will be worth it in the end.

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