A multigenerational home is a household with more than two adult generations living
under the same roof or grandparents living with grandchildren under the age of 25. They
are becoming increasingly common in the United States. According to the group
Generations United, 51.4 million Americans now live in multigenerational households.
This is a 10% increase since 2007. 15% of home buyers purchased a multigenerational
property between April and June of 2020, during the first wave of COVID-19.
With housing prices at a record high and still increasing, family members who combine
their money together can usually afford a larger, higher-end home.
What are some of the other benefits to multi-family housing? According to GU.org, 98%
of Americans living in a multigenerational home say their household functions
successfully, with various factors that contribute to the success of the living
Some benefits to multigenerational living include:
● Enhanced relationships among family members (79 percent)
● Improved finances for at least one family member (76 percent)
● Positive impacts on personal, mental and/or physical health (76 percent)
● Making it possible for at least one family member to continue school or enroll in
job training (71 percent)
There are some additional benefits we have heard directly from our clients when they
are considering a multigenerational home for themselves. One is that it would be much
easier to give care to their elderly parents when they are all under the same roof.
Another possible perk is that grandparents who are more self-sufficient would be able to
help with childcare more regularly with this kind of living arrangement.
What could be some of the drawbacks to joining generations in a household?
● Multigeneration properties can be priced higher than a traditional family home.
● Less privacy.
● Potential family fall out – Be prepared for a clash of opinions on occasion,
keeping in mind that it is you who will have to compromise and let go of some
At TruMark Homes, we have received many requests for a plan to accommodate
families who have parents or an older adult child living with them, especially during this
last year. Our builder, Mark Yancik has designed a brand new floor plan called the
Marie III, specifically for those who are desiring a multigenerational home with two
master bedrooms on the main level. Listening to the needs of our clients and attempting
to fill a need, Mark the builder has jumped into action. TruMark’s first creation of this
plan will soon be introduced in Cobey Creek in Lee’s Summit.
Both of these main floor ensuites have beautiful bathrooms attached. The front master
bedroom includes a sitting area. This reverse 1.5 Story plan has two additional
bedrooms in the lower level, for a total of four bedrooms. A 5th bedroom in the lower
level is also an option. Our clients love the open concept living area and kitchen on the
main level and the large family/rec room with wet bar in the lower level. Interested in the
Marie III or another plan you see online? Please give us a call at 816-223-9540 or email
us at email@example.com for more information.