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7 Design Considerations When Building Your Retirement Home

Posted by Cyndy Gardner on Oct 31, 2016 3:03:36 PM

 

According to Nielsen's Demand Institute, more than 40% of Americans between the ages of 50 and 64 are planning to move within the next five years, and in many cases, these people are looking to move into a retirement home. This may include downsizing, or simply moving into a home that requires less upkeep overall, but in any case there are certain things to think about when designing your retirement home. 

This generation is becoming aware that by being more active in their retirement years and planning for one-level living, being near good services for social integration and healthcare all adds up to being happy overall. Here is a list of our favorites when we begin the design phase for a couple building their ‘final home–their dream home.’
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Topics: Timber Frame Building, House Plan, Home Planning

Fitting your Magazine House Plan to a Timber Frame

Posted by Cyndy Gardner on Oct 31, 2016 2:53:24 PM


The thrill of finding that perfect house plan in a magazine or online is hard to beat. You love the exterior colors or the curb appeal, the window styles, and especially the floor plan.  If only you could just change the size of those bedrooms for the kids or turn the kitchen the other way–then it would be just perfect!

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Topics: Timber Frame Building, House Plan, Dream House, Timber Frame Planning