With so many American families making the shift towards multigenerational living, our homes have now become gathering spaces for almost everyone in our family. From kids to grandparents, the people in our living space play a major role in helping us to identify the needs of our home as well as our spatial needs and preferred features. For this reason, a custom home is an excellent solution to this new set of complex considerations, as it provides families with a way to create the perfect living space for everyone in their family to enjoy and gather under one roof. If you are in the process of dreaming up your new living space, consider the many ways in which a custom home can bring your family together in a comfortable, stylish, and functional space.
Gather in an Open Floor Plan
While these floor plans are a growing preference of interior design, an open floor plan has quickly risen to fame as the best solution for accommodating multiple generations of a household. This floor plan creates a single cohesive living space out of two rooms for everyone in the house to gather in one large area spanning the kitchen and living room. For growing families, this floor plan is also preferred for accommodating babies and younger children who may require constant supervision, as this floor plan allows parents and grandparents to prepare meals, work, and enjoy their kitchen as they supervise young children in the room. Open floor plans are also ideal floor plans for entertaining throughout the year, as they can comfortably accommodate large groups of people for parties and holidays than a standard living room and kitchen layout.
Living Together in Separate Spaces
With multiple generations in a household, several custom home builders now utilize custom floor plans with features spanning separate living spaces. These spaces often take the shape of multiple suites that include separate bathrooms, bedrooms, and smaller living rooms within these designated areas. Floor plans with these spaces are now typically preferred by families that are accommodating the addition of grandparents or the return of their older kids who may be temporarily living in the home as adults.
No Stairs for Single-Level Living
A recent rise in single level living is also following the trend of the multigenerational household, in which many, if not all, bedrooms and bathrooms are located on a single level of the home. This layout is especially convenient for accommodating older generations living in the home, such as grandparents who may have difficulty using the stairs to get to bed every night. Single-level living can also be accomplished with an adjunct apartment on the first floor of the home, including a bathroom, living room, bedroom, which may all be included in a single sectioned living space.
Let Us be Your Trusted Maryland Home Builder
Are you ready to bring your dream home to life? Enlist the difference of Viking Custom Homes, Maryland’s trusted home builder of high-quality single family homes for more than three decades. With over 30 years of experience and a reputation for excellence in over five Maryland counties, we offer the highest standard of customer service and quality assurance for your new home. If you are looking to build on one of our beautiful homesite offerings or on your own lot, we are eager to help you every step of the way towards building your dream home. Let us bring your dream to life by building a home where life unfolds! Contact us online or call today at 410-977-2188 to speak with a member of our trusted team. You can also visit our Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn for more information.