CBS correspondents report that, increasingly so, multiple generations are opting to live together or within a tight proximity of one another.
New, multi-generational floor plans by home builders like KB Home and Lennar are strategically designed to bring families closer together, while granting each counterpart individual privacy and independence. Junior master suites with private entrances, a separate kitchen, and even laundry room have become an especially prominent trend in Southern California-based KB Home's new builds.
“If you have in-laws here, they can go into their own room. They can have their own cup of coffee in the morning. They can have their own little refrigerator and microwave. They can even do their own laundry in there,” said Craig Lemessurier of KB Homes. “It really gives you the space to get away from sometimes chaos or sometimes just a place to relax.”