7 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 jet setters 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: CT Home Building, Design Trends, Aging in Place

5 Tips for Building and Customizing Your Perfect In-Law Suite

Posted by Bob Wiedenmann

Having a family member move into your home or property is a huge life change for all involved. Whether they’re an aging parent or a recent college graduate, you need to adjust your home to accommodate the new arrival. They need their own bedroom and bathroom at the very least. However, it may be ideal for them to have a space separate from the main house to afford you a measure of privacy. 

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Tags: CT Home Building, Home Remodeling, Aging in Place, Home Additions

How to Age in Place in Your Wallingford, CT Home

Posted by Bob Wiedenmann

There are a lot of benefits to aging in the comfort of home. It’s oftentimes more financially efficient than moving into a long-term care facility and you get to stay in an environment you’re familiar with.

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Tags: Aging in Place, Living in Connecticut, Whole Home Remodeling

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

Pros and Cons of First-Floor Primary Suites

Posted by Bob Wiedenmann

In recent years, it’s becoming more and more common to see primary suites in new homes located on the main level. And there are some pretty compelling reasons this is among the list of popular home trends. So, if you’re planning a new home, we recommend you take a deeper look at this trend and ask whether having a primary bedroom on the first floor is right for you. Though Sunwood Development can’t give you an answer to your question (only you can do that), we can take you through the pros and cons of a first-floor owner's suite. Then, you can decide for yourself!

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

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