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What to Know About Rochester Area In-Law Homes

Posted by John Graziose on Fri, Apr 13, 2018 @ 20:04 PM

What to Know About Rochester Area In-Law HomesYears ago, families used to gather around their television sets to watch a show about what we now call a “multi-generational” family that lived together in rural Virginia during the Great Depression. At the time, the show was a reminder of the times when several generations would occupy a single house. Today, that practice is becoming a reality again as increasing numbers of families are once again living together under one roof—even right here in the greater Rochester area. Here’s what to know about Rochester area in-law homes.

Things have changed a bit since the days of the fictional Waltons (who were actually based on a real Virginia family).  Today’s demands of two-career households coupled with economic strains have motivated more families to bring different generations under one roof. You can add to that the increasingly high costs of retirement homes and assisted living facilities. On top of that, many maturing adults simply prefer to be with their families.

Of course, housing opportunities have changed as well.  Today we tend to preserve our privacy a bit more than in days gone by—and housing designs reflect that. There are floor plans that allow older family members to have their own private space (bedrooms, sitting rooms or family rooms, and even their own bathroom facilities). Some plans even include a kitchen or kitchenette so that older family members can prepare their own meals if they want—and still join the rest of the family at other times.

In some cases, families opt to remodel an existing home or put on an addition to accommodate their extended families. That option often includes having a separate entryway allowing extended family to come and go at their leisure without disturbing other members of the family.

Sherrie and Brenda are clients of ours who were looking for a home that would meet their needs and also provide a safe and comfortable living space for Mom and Dad. Click here to hear them describe their experience with having Gerber build a home for them that included an in-law suite.

One of the things they loved about the particular plan they picked was that the in-law suite (which contains a bedroom, a living room, a kitchen nook, and its own bathroom) was on the main level. That meant they didn't have to worry about navigating stairs. The floor plan also provides ample space on the upper level where you'll find a master bedroom and bath along with two additional bedrooms and a second bath. There is also an optional Bonus room that can be added.

Even if you’re not considering space for aging parents, an in-law suite such as this is ideal if you have older children who need a place to live while they are pursuing their careers.

Because of the increased demand for homes with in-law suites, Gerber has additional floor plans in our In-Law Layouts section. Click here to take a look at the various option to create a home that’s just right for your multi-generational family!

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Topics: floor plans, Building a New Home, In-Law Suite

New Home Options: In-Law Apartment

Posted by John Graziose on Fri, Apr 27, 2012 @ 13:04 PM

In Law floor plans Rochester NYThese days, everyone is looking for new options.  If you’re part of the Sandwich Generation, you know what the buzz is about. You’re busy taking care of a growing family, and aging family members, at the same time.

We’ve all heard the stories.  Families that commute between work, home, and their folk’s house, never having time for anyone.  The cost for assisted living is rising, often between $3,000 to $5,000 a month.

Gerber Homes has a better option.  They have just added many new In-Law floor plans to their portfolio of beautiful homes.  Click to see them all! With an In-Law option, your loved ones stay close. Gerber Homes can either build you a new home with an In-Law Apartment, or remodel your existing home to make room for both families.  Either way, you know it will be beautiful and Gerber Homes quality.

Recently, Gerber Homes received this letter:

I sold new construction for Gerber Homes in 2007 and 2008.  My model was in Ontario NY, but I also sold in all of their neighborhoods.  I first saw the quailty of their homes while I was a visitor to Homearama several years ago.  I became familiar with the name and was very impressed with the quality of their homes.  When an opportunity came up to work for them, I was very excited.  Even though I had a long commute, the chance to sell such quality homes made it an easy decision.  I have worked for other local builders, but it was not just the quailty of their homes that impressed me, but quite frankly the honesty by which Gerber Homes conducts business and treats customers and their employees as well was quite refreshing.  I knew when I asked a question, I got a straight answer, no fooling around.  I never second guessed the quaility of the information, and I knew they were completely fair with their pricing.  Anyone who builds with Gerber Homes will get a wonderful value for their money, and they totally stand behind their product.  I was honored to have represented Gerber Homes and I continue to recommend them.  I help now help people who are looking to build in-law additions onto their homes, and Gerber Homes is the only local builder I will advertise on my web site: www.in-lawdesign.comIn Law floor plan Rochester NY
Chris Butkowsky

Want to know more about In-Law Apartments? Click to see In-Law floor plan options. Then, give Gerber Homes a call at: (888) 437-2373. Contact them today!

Topics: floor plans, Custom homes, aging in place, Home Additions, Building a New Home, Home Design, first-floor additions, In-Law Suite