The Multi-generation home…

February 25th 2014
By: Melanie Hollidge
The Multi-generation home…

This year at the Ideal Home Exhibition in Earls court London, which is running between the 14th March and 30th March, they are showing casing the Multi-generation home.
This 3-generations home was developed by House Beautiful, for the Ideal Home Show, sponsored by Quiet Mark following the Ideal Home Show census revealing that more generations now live in the same house than during the Queen Victoria’s reign. The census discovered that a quarter of families, 24% of parents have adult children still living with them.
The generation home can be erected with in a 24 hours and provide a habitable space, and has been designed to enable different generations to live together within the same house with different needs. Features include:
• A snug student den/second living room downstairs. Styled for a student returning from university, it is a room that can easily be adapted into a home office, 'granny annex' or guest bedroom to suit the family's changing needs.
• A roof garden creating recreational/overspill space for the house on to the roof, demonstrating how every available inch of your home can be utilised.
• Desk space in the spacious hallway to give the opportunity of escape from the family/dining room.
• A chic glass room on the roof providing an en-suite for the master bedroom, offering a sanctuary for mum and dad.
All floor plans can be adapted to suit the family's changing needs in 2, 3 or 4 bedroom formats, as well as optional elevation capability to allow variety.
Julia Goodwin, Editor for House Beautiful says, 'We have seen a real shift in how Middle Britain uses their home space; the credit crunch has affected the way we live our lives, not just in terms of day-to-day spending but how and where we live. The Multi-Generational Home addresses this along with the nation's vast shortage in affordable housing.  I expect to see a shift in the way houses are constructed with this time and money saving solution.'

The Generation Home can be obtained through Futureform Modular Ltd from circa £120k, with options for interiors and external elevation and roof materials and styles. Plans, elevations and details of costs and options can be found at

To find out more about this and the other events at this year’s Ideal Home Exhibition please follow this link: or call 0844 858 6763.  For Group bookings call: 0844 412 4650

Venue: Earls Court Exhibition Centre, Warwick Road, London, SW5 9TW
Prices: Tickets are available from £12 when booked in advance*. Children under 16 go free.
Times: 10-6pm daily. Late night Thursday open until 9pm