With just a few tweaks at the design stage, a home can easily include separate zones for everyone in the family, helping to provide an extra element of independence.
Ways to help achieve this include:
- Two-storeys designs because they have two clearly defined zones – upstairs and downstairs.
- Creating an ensuite, or semi-ensuite access to a bathroom. Many multi-gen designs include what is effectively a second master suite to give that added sense of privacy and separation.
- Extra storage in living and bedroom spaces. A big wardrobe, plus space for some bookshelves or built-in cupboards if you can, helps keep the zone feeling spacious and organised.