According to a Pew Research Center analysis of census data from 2016, a record 64 million people, or approximately 20% of the U.S. population, lived with multiple generations in the same house.
Recent increases in new home costs such as tariffs, labor shortages, lot development costs, and other factors are driving up the cost of new homes.
The 74 million baby boomers living in the U.S. are getting older and many can no longer afford to live alone or need help from others. Living with family members makes sense in a lot of cases because of lower living expenses and more personal care.
College graduates and Millennials are staying home longer because of the high cost of living.
Multi-generational living is a natural way of life in many cultures and offers support to family members who share everything from meals to chores and many other aspects of their lives.
Types of Homes:
There are many different types of housing that serve as multi-generational homes from multiple structures on the same property to guest suites with kitchens and private entrances in a single home.
One of the most common types of multi-generational homes is a typical single family home with two master bedrooms or converted bonus room over the garage.
Finding a multi-generational home can be a challenge in some areas but more and more builders are starting to offer homes and options that work well for families that have three generations living under the same roof.
Another option is to do a major remodel on an existing home, but depending on the age of the home, the cost may be prohibitive compared to the value of the home. Buying a new home with new systems, fixtures, appliances, roofing and warranty that is set up for multi-generational living may make more sense financially.
McKee Homes offers a dozen floor plans with optional first or second floor guest suites or dual master bedrooms on first and second floor. Six of our multi-generational floor plans offer a second floor guest suite with optional kitchenette and wet bar.
2,965-3,695 sq. ft. | Bedrooms: 4-5 | Baths: 3.5-4.5
Large open living space with gourmet kitchen, breakfast nook and formal dining room. 4 bedrooms and 3 full baths with plenty of closet space on the second floor. With options for a first floor guest suite and sunroom, The Beaufort works well for multi-generational living.
2,948-3,740 sq. ft. | Bedrooms: 4 | Baths: 3
The Brooks is one of our most popular floorplans with large open living space, large kitchen, breakfast nook and formal dining room on first floor along with guest suite and optional sunroom. The second floor has three bedrooms, two full baths, a game room and bonus room. With plenty of storage space and room to spread out, the Brooks makes an ideal multi-generational home.
2,677-2,762 sq. ft. | Bedrooms: 4 | Baths: 3.5
The Broughton is a new floorplan that is currently being prototyped. It will be introduced in 2019. The guest suite on the first floor with master and two additional bedrooms on the second floor make it ideal for multi-generational living.
3,357-4,080 sq. ft. | Bedrooms: 4 | Baths: 3.5
The Clark has owner’s suites on both first and second floors with two additional bedrooms on the second floor that share a buddy-bath. There is a large game room and bonus room on the second floor and plenty of storage throughout the home. One of our larger floorplans, the Clark works nicely as a multi-generational home.
2,768 sq. ft. | Bedrooms: 4 | Baths: 3.5
The Harris was designed specifically as a multi-generational floorplan with two master bedroom suites on the first floor. The second floor has two additional bedrooms and a full bath, plus a 200 sq. ft. of finished storage room. The Harris is still in prototype status and will be released in early 2019.
2,809-3,028 sq. ft. | Bedrooms: 4 | Baths: 3
The Sanborne works well as a multi-generational home with a full guest suite, large kitchen, huge island with sink, breakfast area, family room, formal dining room and optional sunroom on the first floor. There are three bedrooms and two full baths on the second floor along with a huge game room and plenty of storage.
Epcon Series Floorplans
In addition to our many custom-designed McKee floor plans, McKee Homes is also an Epcon franchise. We have developed a customized version of our Epcon series floor plans called the Bungalow collection which have second floor guest suites, many with options for kitchenettes. The second floor guest suites in the Bungalow collection floor plans make these homes ideal for multi-generational living.
The Palazzo Bungalow
2,160-2,291 sq. ft. | Bedrooms: 3 | Baths: 3
The Portico Bungalow
2,540-2,657 sq. ft. | Bedrooms: 3 | Baths: 3
The Promenade Bungalow
2,815-2920 sq. ft. | Bedrooms: 3 | Baths: 3
The Salerno Bungalow
2,265-2,425 sq. ft. | Bedrooms: 2 | Baths: 3
The Torino Bungalow
2,610-2,756 sq. ft. | Bedrooms: 3 | Baths: 3
The Verona Bungalow
2,897-3,092 sq. ft. | Bedrooms: 4 | Baths: 3
Find A Multi-Generational Home
McKee Homes has a dozen floor plans that are not only beautiful and spacious but work perfectly as multi-generational homes for families that have two or three generations living under the same roof.
Please give us a call at 910-672-7296 for more information or to make an appointment to tour our homes.