One of the consequences resulting from the 2008 recession that many design-build firms still see today is an uptick in multi-generational home remodeling projects. From 2004 to 2016, the US Census Bureau has tracked a growing trend in multi-generation families living in one house. In response, the remodeling industry nationwide has offered products and services that cater to users belonging to widely different age demographics.
Because of all these reasons, it’s not as difficult today to find ideas to build a better and safer home for your family members, no matter their age. Here are some of the best multi-generation remodeling projects recommended by our experts at J Bryant Boyd Architect Design-Build to help you get started.
Universal design is not one specific thing you can have your build-on-your-lot service provider do; it’s actually an umbrella term covering multiple concepts and approaches you can do for your projects. The purview of universal design is to incorporate safety and security features into traditional home designs. For example, installing wider doorways gives people in wheelchairs more accessibility, as well as replacing low steps with ramps. Feel free to explore more universal design concepts with your contractor so you can start using them on your own project.
Kitchens are perhaps the busiest part of any home so it only makes sense to remodel it for users of all ages. Consider lowering drawers and cabinets to accommodate younger people as well as give wheel-chair users better reach. Using lowered sinks and counters is also a good way to improve accessibility.
Accessory Dwelling Units
Building ADUs or accessory dwelling units are one of the most popular reasons homeowners call their local custom home builders. These extra living spaces can provide multi-generational families enough room while still maintaining a certain level of privacy and independence.
Get more ideas for your multi-generational home remodeling with the help of our experts at J Bryant Boyd Architect Design-Build. Give us a call at (512) 930-1686 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation and request a free estimate today. We serve homeowners in Georgetown, TX, and other nearby areas in Texas.