Regarding custom home design, think about how homebuyers over 55+ years of age will dominate the housing market in the upcoming decades. Creating a floor plan that can attract your family and prospective buyers is critical for a great design. Here are multiple custom home design tips to help you appeal to baby boomers.
Consider Flights of Stairs in a Home
It’s more practical to put commonly-used rooms on the ground floor of a home. Usually, older homes are designed with bedrooms on the second floor. However, this isn’t always the ideal option regarding accessibility and functionality. Also, creating a home that places frequently accessible rooms on the first floor is appealing to a generation of buyers.
As part of your custom home design, think low-maintenance. Homes are easier to clean and polish when homeowners use low-maintenance surfaces and appliances. So, consider how much care will need to go into your flooring or countertops when building. In addition, consider whether or not your bathroom will be simple to clean or if the windows are too high to reach and wipe down regularly. Baby boomers are interested in accessible home design aspects and easy-to-clean surfaces.
Create an Open Multifunctional Area
Laundry room or playroom? Even though a laundry room may be useful, boomers tend to find that valuable space for other purposes as time goes on. Laundry can also be done just as efficiently somewhere hidden away and easily seen. They can use that space for other purposes, instead! Additionally, those with children can find it a great place to make crafts. It also makes for a great exercise room! However you present the space is up to you, but boomer buyers want to view an open area for them to use.
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