How the sandwich generation is changing the way people remodel homes

For John Funderburk, a 46-year-old financial adviser in Frederick, Md., a sandwich isn’t just for lunch; it’s a way of life. Since his 67-year-old mother developed respiratory issues, she’s lived with him and his wife and 2-year-old daughter, for the past two years in their single-family home outside Washington, D.C. — a living arrangement that puts Funderburk in what housing analysts call “the sandwich generation.”

“It took about a year to get used to each other’s rhythm of life, like when we needed to use the kitchen,” said Funderburk, who works for Boston-based LPL Financial LPLA, +0.04% . “But my daughter likes seeing her grandmother every day and eating [together] — that’s like a ritual now.

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