The Benefits of Multigenerational Living: Understanding What You Need to Know

The Benefits of Multigenerational Living: Understanding What You Need to Know Before You Make the Move

Multigenerational Living

Multigenerational living, when extended families live together in the same home, is more common today than ever. In fact, today over 64 million Americans – or about 19% of the population – live in multigenerational homes. While growing in popularity among people of all backgrounds, it is particularly popular among immigrants to the United States for whom multi-generational living is more of a cultural norm. 


From sharing expenses to sharing chores and everything in between, this lifestyle is proving to be functional and engaging for many Americans looking for space that is as flexible as they are. Among the benefits of multigenerational living include:


  • Shared financial responsibility
  • Shared homeowner responsibility
  • Strengthen family relationships
  • Increased safety 


Whether it’s financially appealing or convenient, there are many benefits to this way of living. There are, however, challenges as well, so it’s important to plan ahead before you make the big move. 


While multigenerational living can be beneficial, it can be difficult to find a home that can really match the needs of all members of the family. Here are a few things to consider when purchasing a home for multigenerational living.


Homes designed specifically for multi-generational family homebuyers are oftentimes on the cutting edge of design. They can include self-contained, apartment-like living areas with a bedroom, a full bath, a kitchenette, a separate entrance and sometimes a laundry room and garage. Be sure to know what the key elements of home design to consider when thinking about multigenerational floor plans.

A semi-custom home builder like Trinity Homes can help you design a home with spaces and features that everyone will enjoy. Here are some of our favorite home plans that can be customized for your unique living arrangements.


There are endless options when it comes to building new, custom homes and especially ones that are designed for multigenerational families. Contact Trinity Homes today to choose a home site and pick your perfect floor plan to meet your multigenerational living needs.