Full House

We believe that many people of different ages and needs can live happily under the same roof and still be able to balance spaces for being together as well as being apart.

In this activity-packed home, you’ll find solutions for inclusive living; perfect for a family that always wants to feel close even when they are doing their own thing.

Life at Home Report Insight: Negotiating what’s yours and mine can feel like the ultimate battle. Of all the arguments we have at home, 17% stem from intruding in each other’s spaces. 42% of people say they find it hard to ask for their own areas, so the battle lines are often unclear.

Who lives here: A set of parents as well as four children of different ages, from baby to teen.

Resourceful and loving it

When you’ve committed to a healthier and more sustainable way of living, your space can both reflect and support your choices. Our roommates live in a home that is close to nature, even in an urban jungle.

Life at Home Report Insight: We spend a lot of time being physically present in our homes, but we enjoy them most when we are also mentally present.

One major way to increase the feeling of mental presence in our home is to get as close to nature as the home allows. Even the simple act of tending a house plant brings us right back into the moment, which connects us mentally to our home.

Who lives here: A couple with a young child and their roommate. Co-living in the city helps create possibilities for families to live as they please.

Sure it’s a bit crowded, but they make room for healthy cooking and plenty of plants, as well as conscious ways to reuse and recycle. DIY and RIY projects help save money, and to do all this with a curious child is even more rewarding.

Open up to change

When a family lives in an apartment with just one bedroom upstairs, who says that the parents shouldn’t give that to their kids? Especially when they can enjoy a cozy sleeping space of their own at one end of the main living area.

And why not have an oversized island (and all of the storage it adds) in your dining area instead of a traditional table if that’s how your family likes to gather for meals?

This design reflects the life that this fictional family leads right now, rather than some “rules” on how they (or you) are supposed to use space at home.

Life at Home Report Insight: Many people strive to achieve a “finished” home even though their needs and dreams change over the years. We found that true home comfort is achieved when a home reflects people’s present needs and not their previous or anticipated ones.

Who Lives Here: Two parents and teenage twins. This is a family that is super flexible, with an opendoor policy and lots of friends who are always welcome to stop by and hang out. which connects us mentally to our home.

Who lives here: A couple with a young child and their roommate. Co-living in the city helps create possibilities for families to live as they please.

Sure it’s a bit crowded, but they make room for healthy cooking and plenty of plants, as well as conscious ways to reuse and recycle. DIY and RIY projects help save money, and to do all this with a curious child is even more rewarding.