Home Specs for Multigenerational Living

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With multigenerational living on the rise, more Americans may be looking for a home to suit the needs of their families. With more adults spanning different generations, having ample living space, bedrooms, and storage is paramount to a successful multigenerational household.

In a survey of 1,000 Americans, we sought to uncover some of the most important features in a home for a multigenerational household.

Dream Home for Generational Living

A look at home specs Americans would want for a multigenerational home - study from lombardohomes.com


According to survey respondents, 85% say the most important features for a home to have are multiple bedrooms and bedrooms. More than half (56%) agree that an in-law suite or separate living area is an important feature, followed by 52% who think large common areas are also vital.

When it comes to combining different generations in one home, it’s important to consider the differing lifestyles and values among the age groups. This is why 69% say it’s important to have separate living areas for each generation.

Many families spend time around the dinner table or in the kitchen, and meal times can be a time when all family members gather daily. When it comes to meals and cooking, 54% say a shared kitchen with flexible meal planning is the most ideal scenario. For 31%, a combination of shared and separate kitchens is ideal, while 15% prefer separate kitchens for meal prep.

The exterior of a home can also be well-suited to accommodating different family generations in one household. More than half (58%) agree that a home with separate patio or outdoor areas is appealing.

As the trend of multigenerational living continues to rise, homes must cater to the diverse needs of multiple generations. Families can create a home that accommodates the unique dynamics of multigenerational living by designing features like separate living areas or multiple kitchens.


In June 2024, we surveyed 1,001 Americans for feedback on living in multigenerational homes. Respondents were 48% female, 49% male, and 3% nonbinary with an age range of 18 to 80 and an average age of 39.

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