You may be hearing more an more about the "sandwich generation", those who have both their adult children and their aging parents living in their home. While it's true that more Generation X'ers and Baby Boomers are taking more responsibility for their parents and adult kids, there are plenty of people who are empty nesters. Just like any other major family change, once the kids move out, empty nesters' have different home needs like the ones listed below.
- First Floor Living Spaces- Empty nesters are likely seeing the effects of aging and may not want to tackle stairs multiple times each day. Single-story ranch-styles are the most popular house style for this age group, but two-story homes with a downstairs master bedroom are also popular.