A study from the University of Melbourne found there are many reasons why kids now live at home longer, or move back, including financial stress, relationship breakdowns and study commitments.
But whatever the reason, too many adults under one roof can cause tension.
Thankfully those creators of havens at Houzz have shared their top design tips to restore some harmony to your home.
Got kidults? Try these design tips:
- Convert a backyard shed or garage into a kidults retreat, or install a small granny flat. It may require upfront investment but will add value to your home.
- Give the kidults side door access to use as their own entry way. This will demarcate the space that is theirs and the space that is yours.
- Convert your downstairs area to a kidult sanctuary. Check with your local council on relevant planning guidelines, then go for it.
- Install a small kitchenette so they can cook for themselves. Houzz shows how a kitchenette can fit in a space no bigger than a pantry. It’s clever design and sends a clear message that you’re a parent, not a personal chef.