Basement Designs for Multigenerational Families

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July 3, 2017

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When looking to house multiple generations under one roof, you will have some unique requirements. But that doesn’t mean you can’t meet everyone’s needs. Sterling Homes offers efficient basement designs with your family in mind – ensuring you can make everyone happy.

Features to Look For

Finished basements are ideal for catering to large family living. Downstairs layouts can allow for privacy for young students, grandparents, and even additional recreation space where the family can come together. 

For example, a few key basement components might include:

  • Living space
  • Office or media space
  • Extra bedrooms 
  • Additional bathrooms
  • Potential for a guest suite 
  • Potential as a rental area 

One of the many perks of buying a new home is the opportunity to include many of these features and more. Take a peek at the home models listed below and you’ll see what we mean. 

Multi-Generational Models 

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The Tikkannen

This home is 1925 square feet and features three bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms without the basement addition. If you opt for the finished basement, you can look forward to a fourth bedroom, a second family room and a full-size bathroom. When you have multiple generations living in one home, you all may not want to share the same living space all the time. For this reason, this model’s large separated living room and a full-size bathroom have made the Tikkannen a popular choice.  

The Torres

The Torres also includes three bedrooms and two and a half baths before any add-ins. Opting for the finished basement means you’ll gain an extra full bathroom (complete with walk-in stand up shower and linen closet) as well as an additional open living space. This area is perfect for a play space, additional family area, bonus room or private suite. If you’re considering using additional living space in the basement as a separate suite, be sure to talk to your builder about how to create a sense of added privacy. 

The Winterfell

At 2274 square feet, the Winterfell is perfect for families needing room to spread out. This model features three bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms and a bonus room upstairs that could easily be used as a bedroom. Furthermore, a completed basement in this model will add an additional family room, bedroom, full bathroom and storage space. 

The Winterfell is ideal for a larger family – allowing kids and parents to occupy the upper bedrooms while grandparents, other relatives, or even a renter can have a private bedroom in the basement. 

The Evans

The Evans is 1579 square foot detached home featuring an optional 488 square foot basement development. Although slightly more modest in size than the Winterfell, this home still offers three bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms and a space for added privacy in the basement. The underground layout for this home is a large bedroom with walk-in closet, family room, full bath and large storage space.

Even if you don’t have multiple generations living under one roof, it’s always nice to have somewhere for out of town guests to stay that feels like home. With this well thought out design, they won’t have to stay in a hotel and you still get your privacy. 

Because your family is sure to have its own unique needs and wants, having a variety of different layout options is important. A good builder should not only provide you with several floor plans to choose from but assist you in creating a home that’s sure to make you and your loved ones happy for many years to come.

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