Being in the home construction business, Batton Builders, Inc. tries their best to stay informed on the latest housing trends. Did you know according to the American Society on Aging multigenerational living is rising? Yes, it is. There are a few basic reasons:
- People are getting married at a later age
- Longer life expectancy
- Baby boomers are now becoming caretakers for their elderly parents
- Some cultures are used to multi-generational living
- The past recession caused people to stop, take stock and perhaps live a little differently.
Multi-generational living used to be common place in America. Did you know at one time, back in the 1940s, one-quarter of the U.S. population lived with three or more generations in one home? According to the American Society on Aging, it comes with benefits. Want to know more? Here is a link to the article.
Do you have a full nest and still need more space for family? Perhaps an addition of a “mother-in-law” suite or an apartment in your existing garage might provide a little breathing room and keep family all under one roof. Explore all your options.