Multi-Family households have increased 50 per cent in the last decade but instead of extending your home to accommodate your extended family, moving somewhere new could offer a more practical solution.
Latest figures from the Office of National Statistics show that homes containing two or more families were the fastest growing household type from 2005 to 2015.
The figures include older people moving in with their adult child and their family and young adults remaining in or returning to live with their parents.
Ensuring everyone can live together harmoniously doesn’t have to involve lots of renovations. A move to a brand new home at Compton Park in Wolverhampton could allow everyone to live comfortably under one roof.
Pauline Turnbull, sales director for Redrow Homes (Midlands), said:
“There’s been a real shift in the dynamics of family living in recent years, with three and even four generations now sharing a home. This once meant turning a garage into a bedroom, adding a granny annexe or converting the loft to increase their living space, but moving home could be a much simpler solution.
“Making a fresh start somewhere new means that there will be no arguing about whose home it is and how the space was used before. The beauty of buying a brand new home, like those at Compton Park, is that they offer a blank canvas and so you can choose how to utilise the space. For example, the five-bedroom Buckingham is particularly well suited to different generations living together. Everyone can share the open plan kitchen, breakfast and family area; while one reception room could be a lounge for parents and young children to share, with the other as a sitting room for granny. Plus with four out of the five-bedrooms benefitting from its own en-suite, there’ll be no morning rush for the family bathroom.”
Compton Park offers a good choice of large and luxurious four and five-bedroom designs from Redrow’s Heritage Collection, with prices from £409,995 to £729,995.
Those who reserve their new home early in the build process will have plenty of opportunities to customise its interior using the My Redrow feature of the Redrow website.
It allows buyers to choose their preferred options for things like the kitchen cupboards and bathroom tiles or add extras such as a coffee machine, wine cooler or even a hot tub. Those who reserve before their new home is physically built can also opt to include under-floor heating to the ground floor.
Situated off Compton Road West, the homes at Compton Park are in the catchment area for a selection of respected primary and secondary schools, making them ideally placed for those with children.
The properties enjoy a leafy setting with nearby playing parks and the Smestow Local Nature Reserve providing opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors close to home.
The show home at Compton Park is open daily from 10am to 5.30pm. For more information call 01902 238 330 or see www.redrow.co.uk/compton.