Over the years, society goes through regular changes. There was a time when multiple generations lived under one roof, so the ages in the home could range from young babies up to senior citizens enjoying their twilight years. As people moved to the suburbs and families became more nuclear, this changed. However, the trend is reemerging as people move their aging parents in with them and different branches of a family share a household and the associated expenses. A transgenerational home is one where people of all ages can enjoy the house and stay there comfortably and safely. It removes barriers, provides greater options and extends independent living. It’s not about making a house baby-proof or handicapped accessible, but creating a house that can accommodate both of these needs. The Benefits of Foresight How many people have to move out of their beloved home because an illness, injury or age prevents them from navigating stairs or maneuvering through a convoluted floor plan? With a transgenerational home, the design takes into account the needs of people with limited mobility. Whether your needs change due to something unexpected or just advanced age, your home will be able to accommodate you. At the same time, you won’t have to make any major changes to the home because younger children are added to the household. Objectives of Careful Design The objective of this...Read More
Month: August 2013
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