One of the most recent trends that has resulted from the pandemic is expanding households. For safety sake, aging parents are moving in with their adult children. Meanwhile, the kids have grown up but either aren’t moving out or need to move back home. This multigenerational living situation brings more family under one roof. And that roof might not be big enough!
Trophy Signature Homes has seen the growing demand for larger living space to accommodate two or more adult generations in one home. Between 2000 and 2016, the number of multigenerational households in America jumped 51%, from 42.4 million to 64 million. That figure equates to one out of five households being comprised of multiple adult generations. A recent study reported that one out of five adults relocated because of the COVID-19 outbreak, with young people between the ages of 18 and 29 making up the largest segment.
Currently, Texas is home to nearly 479,000 multigenerational households. At 5.77% of the total households, Texas has the third highest percentage of multigenerational living situations in the country. In order to reduce the risk, more homeowners are moving to new construction homes, where they feel the size, layout, and advanced features provide them with a better living environment.
The nest is no longer empty. Between February and May 2020, more than 1.12 million people between the ages of 23 and 30 moved back into their parents’ home. Some have been furloughed from jobs and need to tighten their budget. But after they’ve been on their own, will your kids be satisfied with their old bedroom? They want more privacy and freedom, so a second suite is a nice “welcome home” for them.
Mom and Dad should safely age in place. The other end of the multigenerational spectrum is the older generation. With COVID-19 placing a high risk on people who are 65 or older, there’s a need to give them a safer place to live. But for so long, they’ve lived independently, so how can you give them the lifestyle they deserve?
Aging in place is an important consideration for seniors. They want to stay in their homes, with the comforts and conveniences they’re accustomed to—like being close to the family, friends, and services they count on.
A first-floor suite in your home is an ideal solution for keeping your parents safe and happy. A suite gives them separate living space, for the privacy they want and need. With an open concept floor plan and wide halls and doorways, you also make it easier for someone to move through your home if they need to use a walker or wheelchair.
Trophy Signature Homes has a variety of home designs that can accommodate additional suites. Whether you want to situate additional living space on the first floor, second floor, or both, our floor plans give you the flexibility to create a home that fits your multigenerational living situation. Here are just a few options:
We have so many more ways to give you and your family the perfect new home, in communities throughout the DFW metro region. Our single-family homes range from 1,671 square feet to more than 4,100 square feet and prices start in the low $200,000s.
Talk to a Trophy Signature Homes specialist to learn more about your options and then pinpoint the right location and design. We’re excited to spark your imagination and work with you, from coming up with ideas to handing over the keys.