When I was growing up in the Midwest, it was normal for grandparents to live in the same household as their children and grandchildren. My best friend at the time, Debbie, enjoyed her grandma's company and she taught us how to embroider. Another friend from the East Coast, one of 5 children, was practically raised by her live-in German grandmother, whom she adored, and speaks fluent German as a result. Many people are re-evaluating their lifestyles since the recession and the slow comeback our economy is experiencing. Sometimes change that is difficult can bring great joy. Consider the benefits of multi-generational housing. And in our area, it can come in many forms.
Multi-generational Housing Bainbridge Island Real Estate Options:
On Bainbridge Island right now, there are a variety of properties for sale that would work well for this:
1. Two houses on one piece of land.
2. Rambler with daylight basement, each level featuring a private kitchen, bath and master bedroom.
3. Two-story home with a master suite on the main floor and a second master upstairs.
4. Three-story home on a large lot that is plumbed for a second kitchen in the sun-filled, lower level.
Consider the benefits, then decide if it's time for a change.