Specialty Housing: Over 50 Housing, Multigenerational Housing Design
Specialty housing – bringing your extended family together
With changing times kids grow up to adults and then one day they move out to study, chose a career and finally get married. Once the kids’ families start growing, it becomes difficult to share the same roof, without interfering with each other’s lifestyle. For such cases home owners now prefer specialty housing plans. Though, in India multi generational housing design is a concept slowly catching on, the concept of sharing the same roof in a joint family still exists. So, how a specialty home is different from a joint family setup?
Some developers offer a multi generational housing design consisting of multiple floors on the same building or twin attached buildings within the same plot. In such a home, people can live with not only their parents or children but also the extended family, when their kids get married.
This concept took shape considering a lot of old age people being sent to old age homes, or are left alone once the children move out of the house. 50s housing plan can be done, considering the need of elderly people to be with their family, without disturbing other members.
In this kind of houses, the other floors or the attached building are functionally independent. So, it’s up to the wish of the members as they want to eat together or have their own kitchenettes provide them food, share a common living area or not at all. Imagine an elderly fragile parent is staying alone, and god forbid something awful happening to him/her when and nobody knows it. It a specialty housing system, this problem can easily be tackled. Though, both the parents and kids would have their own space, they will get to know about each other and help in difficult times.
These housing plans are made in such a way that, an entire floor is designed for the 50s people and separate entry ways are available for their smooth lifestyle. As they can need a wheelchair, so a special way for them, railing support from the garage to the home and various other stuffs.
Apart from all the above, the grand children can spend time with the elders and bond together. It’s an amazing concept that specialty housing offers, bridging the generation gap that the hectic lifestyle has offered.
Being in the same house but on different floors, living areas help their individual lifestyle not get disturbed yet being together to cherish the warmth of a family home. When you stay together, there is a sense of security that you are not missing out anything in life. You see your toddler grow up and the satisfied smile on your parent’s face when you wish them good night.
For elders it’s a boon, as they have their kids to fall upon, in case something goes wrong. And sharing the same house definitely lowers the expenses of running two different houses. This multi generational housing plan has more pros than cons.