Covid-19 has made it harder to see relatives and added working from home to the pressures for many families. Home-wise, it has put a squeeze on space and is easy to see why pooling resources to live together in a larger property is a considered option for multi-generational families.
In 2020, a third of UK households are multi-generational, a trend which looks set to continue according to insurer Aviva. By 2025 Aviva forecasts there could be 2.2m people living in multi-family households, the majority being adult children living with parents.
There has been a rise in older relatives moving in with younger generations too, the proportion increasing from 9% in 2016 to 14% in 2020.
Whilst it seems we would like to see more of our relations, not all are happy sharing a kitchen, bathroom, TV and multi-media long-term.
Pure Homes has responded to the needs of this way of living with its selection of new luxury homes. What was once called a “granny annexe”, has been completely remodelled and updated by Pure Homes in properties like The Ashley at Livingstone Place in St Asaph. The five-bedroom house is amazing on its own with its stunning feature staircase, statement hallway, office and living area. But added to this, The Ashley has an option for a superb studio annexe with a modern kitchen/dining area, en-suite bathroom and living area with lovely touches like a dressing room.
More homes like these for flexible living are planned by Pure Homes as they respond to the changing needs of families and individuals. At Chester for example, the development there will also have live:work space, bringing the ultimate choice to WFH and the whole concept of what it means to grow together, and living and working from home.