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Multi-generational homes: Why a Larger Home May Make More Sense

By Amy Wood in Luxury NJ homes, in Aging in Place, in allowing for additional family members, in Multi Generational Homes


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When you’re considering building a new home, one of the questions you’ll face is: “How big should my home be?”

In recent years there has been an interesting phenomenon in the housing industry that focuses on mini-houses or tiny houses. They’re fun to look at. You can even order them online and build them yourself. It’s an interesting trend that appeals to a small and very distinct segment of the population.

There is, however, another trend toward larger, multi-generational homes. A significant number of families are opting to build homes that allow for several generations to live together under the same roof. Studies from organizations such as AARP show that the vast majority of seniors would prefer to remain in their own homes rather than move to retirement communities. And there is a significant increase in the number of families who chose to have grandparents and even young adults living together. Obviously, a home that doesn’t offer enough space makes that a challenge.

Of course extra square footage isn’t the only consideration—particularly when you’re considering having older family members living with you. You’ll probably want to create a space where seniors don’t have to deal with stairs. And you’ll also want to ensure that the space you provide allows for privacy.

The Somerset at Country Classics in Hillsborough is just one example of a floor plan that delivers on both of those things. In addition to offering plenty of space for the whole family with four spacious rooms on the upper level, the Somerset also gives you the option of replacing the downstairs study with a guest bedroom that includes its own bathroom. There’s even an option for a Grand Guest Room that includes a separate living area for more private space.

Another option available in this plan is a first floor laundry room. That makes it easy for occupants of the guest room to access the washer and dryer without having to navigate the stairs.

The rest of the floor plan is spacious as well. There is plenty of space to be together in the family room, morning room, and kitchen. And the living room and dining room offer even more space for gathering.

If you have a larger family, or want to include extended family members in your home, The Somerset at Country Classics makes that a comfortable possibility.

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Amy Wood

Vice President of Operations at Country Classics

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