Why you should care

Have you ever wondered how you can enjoy your privacy while still being close to family? This latest multigenerational home will be your perfect balance between ‘me-time’ and mom’s home cooked meals from next door!

Multigenerational homes are a staple for many Asian families. Having your grandparents and parents live with you is a popular option as you save on home and living expenses. But with real estate prices soaring and square feet decreasing, it’s becoming harder to maintain this Asian tradition.

Dual-key homes are the modern solution to achieving a multigenerational home while maintaining privacy and saving cost .The dual-key unit concept comprises two sub-units, typically a two or three-bedroom condo and a studio unit. Here are 4 reasons why you should consider dual-key homes.

1 Balance

Multigenerational homes require accessibility as it houses many family members. The dual-key home is designed in a way that can help each family access their own space with separate entrances and keys while remaining close to each other. Conjoining two units while providing a common area creates the best of both worlds: privacy and togetherness.

2 Affordability

Compared to buying a piece of land and building a multigenerational home from scratch, families can join forces to purchase a more affordable dual-key property which offers multiple living spaces. A dual-key property seamlessly merges two independent living spaces under one roof. This is a practical and modern way for young adults to get a start on the property ladder and still enjoy the freedom of living independently while being close to family.

3 Individuality

The dual-key concept lets people enjoy their privacy, freedom, and independence that comes with having your own space and at the same time, experience the comfort and security from family who is just a door away. With these individual spaces, the dwellers can design the unit to fit their own style and lifestyle. Unlike traditional multigenerational homes, the entire house has to stick to one theme and design style, leaving little leeway for customisation and personalisation.

4 Capacity

With more than one generation living under the same roof, you’ll find yourself having to schedule bathroom use and even take turns to make meals in the house. With dual key units, each home is completely self-contained and features separate kitchens, bathrooms, and indoor and outdoor spaces. This provides the dwellers with enough space to do their own thing while being able to gather for family time whenever they want.

Have a dual-key unit that needs an upgrade? Get in touch with our Malaysian Interior Designers and make it happen! You can also check out other local interior design portfolios.

Why you should care

Have you ever wondered how you can enjoy your privacy while still being close to family? This latest multigenerational home will be your perfect balance between ‘me-time’ and mom’s home cooked meals from next door!

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