Statistics indicate that multi-generational housing is a growing trend. That trend is causing a surge in home remodeling projects that are intended to make a home comfortable and liveable for young children, adults and seniors.
Making space for an adult child
If you're embarking on a remodeling project that will make your home more accommodating to an adult child who is moving back in with you, converting your attic space into a comfortable living space might be an option. Another alternative might be to create a bonus room above the garage for them to use as their personal space. Velux window has some skylight designs that are perfect for attic spaces or garage bonus rooms.
Adding a room
If you're remodeling for the purpose of creating space for your parents, you might want to add a bedroom and bath to your existing house. A current trend involves designing a bedroom so that is has a space for a living area, library or desk area in addition to the sleeping area. You might also want to consider incorporating a skylight into this type of remodeling project. Skylights are a great way to increase the visual spaciousness of the room.
The reason for your renovation project can affect some of your design choices. If you're remodeling to accommodate aging parents, bathroom safety issues should be a priority. If a basement renovation is how you plan to accommodate an adult child, soundproofing the ceiling is something you might consider doing.