Multigenerational living is on the rise, and homebuyers driving the trend say cost isn’t the biggest motivator. Rather, it’s the need to care for aging parents, according to a recent survey from the National Association of Realtors. Remodeling took a look at the survey and other research on multigenerational housing trends to find where in the U.S. the arrangement is most common. The result: California, Hawaii, and Texas have the largest share of multigenerational households nationally. Bringing multiple generations with unique interests and space needs under one roof can pose a challenge for construction professionals looking to create homes that accommodate the entire family. To learn more about how pros are using propane to tailor homes to the energy, water and space heating and cooling needs of multigenerational families, check out this case study for a lakefront cabin in Northern Minnesota.

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