As life carries on for each member of your family, your single-family home will go through phases of being a playroom to an empty nest to a…semi-permanent family reunion? While multi-family homes consist of separate families living in separate units in the same building, also known as apartments or condos, multi-generational homes consist of one family living under one roof – in other words, a potential madhouse! However, at Shea Homes we offer plans that can accommodate the changing family needs of our customers.
Whether you have new graduates returning home from college or parents willing to avoid retirement homes at all costs, our Shea Homes Arizona’s architectural team designs homes specifically for multi-generational families. These plans provide enough space for every family member to be comfortable while enjoying each other’s company, as well as having the ability to retreat to your own quarters.
In your multi-generational home, you have the choice of guest suites, casitas or even a second master bedroom to ensure you have the space you need for additional family members. For aging parents or grandparents, first-floor bedrooms, single-touch appliances, lever door handles, or other accommodating options can be built in your home for their health and mobility needs. For increased flexibility and livability, we may also offer wider hallways and no-step entries to make navigating a baby stroller or wheelchair simple at home. Everyday appliances can be provided on both floors of your home or in the neighboring casita so that clutter and chaos in the kitchen is avoided and space is available. (Option change fees may apply, will vary per floor plan, and should be discussed in advance with Community Representatives.)
Multi-generational homes don’t look any different than typical single-family homes, but they function quite differently. With a vast range of needs required for multi-generational homes, the architecture and design can be tricky. But here at Shea Homes, we can provide your ultimate home designed specifically for your baby, toddler, college grad, elders and YOU!