Multigenerational homes are becoming increasingly popular in America due to their practicality, affordability, and the opportunity they offer for increased quality time with family. Given the numerous advantages, it’s no surprise that 1 out of every 5 Americans now resides in a multigenerational household. Christopher Companies strives to stay ahead of the needs of today’s homebuyer, and that’s why we’re incorporating these elements into many of our new home designs.
What is a Multigenerational Home?
A multigenerational home is a household made up of three or more generations living together under one roof.
Spotlight: The Bernini
- Approx. 3,410 – 5,778 sq. ft.
- 4 – 6 Bedrooms
- 3.5 – 6 & 2 half Bathrooms
- 2-Car Garage (Opt. for 3)
The Bernini includes several options for multi-generational living, including a seperate entrance, kitchenette, living space and bedroom and bathroom. This home is part of a brand new Christopher Companies’ collection of luxury, eloquent and inventive home styles. Featuring 4 – 6 bedrooms, 3.5 – 6 bathrooms and 2 half bathrooms, a 2-car garage and the potential for over 5,500 sq. ft., there is no shortage of abundant open and central gathering areas. Additional options are available, including the opportunity to incorporate multigenerational living, separated spaces featuring design elements such as in-law suites, private bathrooms, living areas and kitchenettes, with the purpose to provide an attractive option for multiple generations to live under one roof.
Benefits of Multigenerational Living
FINANCIAL + SHARED RESPONSIBILITIES
Multigenerational living can help reduce the financial burden on each generation by sharing housing costs, such as mortgage or rent, utilities, and groceries. Further, home care responsibilities such as cooking, cleaning, and maintenance can be shared among family members, reducing the workload for each individual. In Fact,76% of those living in a multigenerational household feel their living arrangement has contributed to their financial situation (source: The Harris Poll, 2021)
A third of U.S. adults in multigenerational households say caregiving is a major reason for their living arrangement, including 25% who cite adult caregiving and 12% who cite child care, according to a survey conducted by the American Trends Center in 2021.
- Childcare Assistance: Grandparents can help with childcare, reducing the need for expensive daycare services and allowing parents to work or pursue other interests.
- Eldercare Support: Adult children can provide care and support for aging parents, enhancing their quality of life and reducing the need for nursing homes or assisted living facilities.
79% of multigenerational home residents say living together makes it easier to meet the care needs of at least one family member.
SAFETY AND SECURITY
Living in a multigenerational setup enables family members to stay in close proximity to an elderly relative, catering to their physical and emotional needs. In cases of emergencies, the family can promptly respond, leading to better health outcomes. Furthermore, adult children can actively oversee their parents’ well-being, observe any health fluctuations, manage medications, and offer support as necessary.
SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL WELLNESS
Living together can strengthen family ties as family members spend more time together, share experiences, and provide emotional support. Elderly family members may experience reduced loneliness and social isolation when surrounded by family. More than half (56%) of adults in multigenerational households say it’s been very positive or at least somewhat positive to live with adult family members (Source: Pew Research Center).
PRIVACY, FLEXIBLE HOME DESIGN OPTIONS
In addition, one of the main concerns families encounter when changing their living arrangements is the worry about privacy loss. Having multiple family members living together might create a sense of limited personal space. However, Christopher Companies offers many home styles crafted to guarantee that each family member can find moments of tranquility. With separated spaces for bedrooms, bathrooms, and kitchens, these designs allow for complete independence between the different generations residing in the household.
CHRISTOPHER HOMES WITH MULTIGEN OPTIONS:
The Bernini (View floorplan)
The Longfellow (View floorplan)