U-shape home to solve multi-generational living
HOMES are being redesigned to suit the needs of the ‘‘sandwich generation’’. It’s a term coined for houses tailored to accommodate three adult generations from the same family under one roof - parents, older children saving for their own property and grandparents. Designs can include a U-shape layout that ensures bedrooms for each generation are as far apart as possible and put common communal areas, such as the kitchen, outside. Privacy and the location of bedrooms were the No.1 considerations when designing a multi-generational home. These houses are commonly designed with the master suite at the front of the home and the bedrooms for adult offspring or grandparents to the rear. Another design consideration is ensuring the home layout fosters family interaction, linking the central hub of the home to the bedrooms. It’s all about balancing privacy and together time.