Home Additions for the Multi-Generational Household | Chevy Chase MD

f9d16740-b3f3-49e6-dd13-9547a5544baeIf you are part of the “sandwich generation” with aging parents and children, you may want to consider home additions for a multi-generational household. According to an article by RealtorMag, the recession set off a wave of multi-generational households. But now, experts believe the trend is here to stay. In fact, a survey by the National Association of Realtors found more people are willing to pay extra for an in-law suite. When it comes to accommodating boomerang children and aging parents, there are several home additions that make the most sense.
  • New second floor

Many older homes in the Maryland/Virginia are single-story or ranch-style homes. Building a new second floor can expand space to accommodate a young adult child who returns to live at home after graduating from college. If you are caring for aging parents, you may use the second floor master suite and living space for the younger family members while reserving the first floor bedroom for the older adults who can’t climb stairs as easily.

  • In-law suite with kitchenette

Other great home additions involve adding a second master bedroom suite with sitting area and kitchenette. The space could be used on the first floor for older family members or on the second floor for young adult children. It’s not uncommon for homeowners today to host siblings who need a place to live while job searching or waiting for a home to be built.

  • Garage over-builds

Easy home additions for large extended families also include garage over-builds, which involves using space found above a garage. The space can be used to create bedrooms, bathrooms or a game room and wet bar. An experienced builder can make architectural improvements to the front of the home while adding space above the garage.

Natelli Homes leads the industry in home renovations and remodeling. For more information about home additions to solve space challenges in our Virginia or Maryland home, please contact us.