Bringing generations of families together under one roof
In Hawaii, where family bonds are strong, parents often welcome their adult children back into their homes, or adults want their mom and dad to move in and stay closer. According to the Pew Research Center, a record-breaking 64 million Americans live in multi-generational homes and that number continues to grow.
Multi-generational homes have benefits. Of course, there are the conveniences. For example, imagine new parents having to go to a store or meeting, but the baby just got down for a nap, or if a grandparent needs transportation to an appointment. There is always someone to help, whether it is picking up the kids from school, dividing up chores or having someone there in an emergency.
Living on one property can also mean more financial security. Families can invest in the home, share in living costs and take care of surprise expenses. Additional savings can be used for your grandchild’s college fund, medical expenses, a family vacation or helping pay debts, like student loans.
There are options available so families can live together comfortably. For example, an accessory dwelling unit (ADU) can be a sensible choice, as well as adding a room or converting an existing space. With more people, you may also want to consider remodeling the kitchen and dining areas. Be sure to discuss what is important to your family.
Have questions? With four generations of professional design and build experience, HK Construction has experts who have helped many families over the years. From design/build, additions/remodels, multi-generational homes and ADUs, HK Construction can help answer your questions.
Attend one of HK Construction’s free monthly seminars and talk to experts about your building and remodeling needs. The next seminars are scheduled on July 13 at 3660 On the Rise, July 17 at Blaisdell Center and July 18 at Pearl Country Club. Visit hkchawaii.com/seminars for more information or to register.
Next time, HK Construction will discuss more about multi-generational living, including options for families.
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