How to Buy a New Home

How to Buy a New Home

ARTICLES | 19 MIN READ | 2024-06-10

Multigenerational living arrangements

Many families are finding it convenient and comforting to change their home arrangements and live with their senior parents. Not only is this a cost-effective way to retain a high quality of life, it’s also an ideal way to ensure everyone in the extended family – children, parents, and grandparents – is optimally cared for. The children can be babysat, the parents have more freedom from childcare responsibilities, and the grandparents can play a more meaningful role in their grandchildrens’ lives.

To meet the increasing demand for multigenerational homes, Minto Communities has designed several alternative floorplan options that offer enough space for everyone.

One type of floorplan offers a private guest suite and 3-piece bathroom on the main floor that is easy and convenient for older people, who don’t have to climb stairs to an upper floor.

The other type of floorplan includes a separate basement apartment with 3-piece bathroom, that also offers privacy and space.

These multigenerational homes are offered in three Minto Communities in Barrhaven, Orleans, and Kanata.

Homes with main floor guest suites

The 43' Quinton features the Flex Plan optional guest suite on the main floor, with a private 3-piece bathroom and closet. Also on the main floor is a work-at-home den with convenient access to the nearby powder room. The large great room flows seamlessly into the fashionable and functional kitchen.

The 36' Waverley, with 4 or 5 bedrooms, features a 2,629 sq. ft. layout that can accommodate large families. On the main floor, there’s a private guest suite with a 3-piece bathroom, and the great room and kitchen feature 10’ ceilings. When you select the 5-bedroom Flex Plan, the laundry room relocates to the basement.

The 45’ Rosewood features hardwood floors on the main level, including the guest suite. This private living space has a 3-piece bathroom and opens onto the living/dining room. With 5 bedrooms on the second floor, and an optional finished basement, this 3,425-square-foot home can comfortably fit a multigenerational family.

The 38’ Silver Maple is a sprawling multigenerational home spread out over 2,667 square feet. The private guest suite with a 3-piece bathroom is next to the kitchen, convenient for cooking enthusiasts. Except in tiled areas, the main level boasts hardwood floors. The four bedrooms on the second floor are spacious enough for everyone to enjoy their own room.

The Wynwood Corner is an Executive Townhome with a private guest suite flex plan option, which includes a 3-piece bathroom. This 2,300-square-foot home has everything the multigenerational family needs. Above the main floor are four bedrooms and a laundry room, and the basement features a finished rec room.

Homes with basement bedroom option

Executive Townhomes now offer the option of converting part of the basement into a bedroom with a 3-piece ensuite. These 2,300-square-foot homes boast efficiently planned spaces that ensure every member of the multigenerational family has privacy. The main floor also has the option of configuring a private bedroom with 3-piece bath, and the second floor houses four bedrooms and a laundry room.

The Astoria offers three floors for enhanced multigenerational living, and comes with the option of converting the unfinished basement into a private suite with a 3-piece bathroom. With 2,379 square feet of space, privacy is easy for everyone.

The Brighton, with 2,389 square feet of space over three floors plus a basement, is a premier home for multigenerational families. It comes with the option of converting the unfinished basement into a private suite with a 3-piece bathroom. With 2,379 square feet of space, privacy is easy for everyone.

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