5 Tips for Designing Your Forever Home

Posted by Bob Wiedenmann

Most people realize that not all homes are created equal. Some are starter homes, just meant to get your foot on the real estate ladder. Some are lock-up-and-go units, meant to be used by young jetsetters and downsizing seniors who want a simple, no-fuss, low-maintenance lifestyle. Some, however, are forever homes. The kind of home where you can picture yourself raising a family, entertaining grandkids and growing old 

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Tags: Design Trends, Aging in Place

Pros and Cons of First-Floor Master Suites

Posted by Bob Wiedenmann

 

In recent years there has been a trend toward locating Master Suites in new homes on the main (or first) level. There are some pretty compelling reasons for this trend (and it’s a trend that doesn’t seem to be going away). But is locating your Master Suite on the first floor the right move for you? Let's take a look at the pros and cons of first-floor master suites. Then you can decide for yourself.

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Tags: Aging in Place, Home Additions, Building a Custom Home

Remodeling For Universal Design

Posted by Bob Wiedenmann

As we age, our needs change. That means our current home may not serve us as well as it used to. Whether you are considering staying in your home long into your golden years, or you’re just talking to Mom or Dad about moving in with you when they sell the house—universal design is an important theme to know about.

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Tags: Aging in Place, Remodeling Tips

The Best Floor Plan Series: Aging in Place

Posted by Bob Wiedenmann

We’re going to continue our The Best Floor Plan Series—with a look at the best floor plans for aging-in-place. There has been a noticeable trend toward older homeowners wanting to stay in their own homes as long as possible—rather than move to a retirement community. It’s not surprising because many seniors today are much more active than they were just a few decades ago. But if you’re thinking about building a new home that will allow you to age-in-place, there are more things to consider than simply adding a few grab bars. It all begins with the right floor plan.

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Tags: Aging in Place

Why Having More Space in Your CT Home Matters

Posted by Bob Wiedenmann

Living space needed by modern families is always changing due to lifestyle, aging and current economic factors.  A conversation gaining traction in the real estate industry these days concerns the baby boomers generation and how their desires will impact the housing market now and into the future. Baby boomers were born after World War II between 1946 and 1964, and, as a group, have influenced lifestyle trends for decades. Roughly 78 million baby boomers are moving into their retirement years, and many are determined to “age in place.” These people are resistant to moving into retirement facilities or nursing homes, and prefer to live independently as long as possible.

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Tags: Multi-Generational Living, Aging in Place

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