Category Archives: Home Designs

How to Make your Home more Energy Efficient

How to Make your Home more Energy-Efficient

Many seniors, when buying their homes, look for energy-efficient homes. This is certainly so where the nature-loving, socially conscientious Baby Boomers are concerned. For those boomers in retiring age, many homes come with all types of energy-efficient features. However, what if you were living in the same home and your house does not come with all the new energy-efficient features? Then, you look for alternative methods to go green and, not only minimize your household bills but also conserve the planet’s resources. There are a number of ways to make your home more energy-efficient. Below are a few easy methods you can consider when going green.

What do Female Seniors look for in a Retirement Home?

What do Female Seniors look for in a Retirement Home?

Active adult communities are designed and built to suit the requirements of both male and female seniors. Most often, homes in these communities please both parties. However, there are times when women prefer different things in their homes than men. Women, no matter what age, tend to be quite choosy and adamant of what they want in their homes. Here are some key features that 55+ ladies would love to have in their senior homes.

House Remodeling and decoration

Active Adult Living Tips: Decorating Your Home with Common Sense

10 Decorating Tips to Ensure a Safe Home

Lovely home is what everyone wants; a home where everything has its place, where everything looks beautiful and is the envy of your friends. Making your home lovely is all well and good. However, practicality and common sense are necessary, and in most cases, essential when you are decorating a new home or redecorating. Let’s face it, what you need above all, now that you are 55+ is the comfort, affordability, and safety. Unfortunately, appearance in your home has to come forth when decorating. So, if you are an active adult senior, looking to decorate your home space, how will you decorate your home?

Affordable Tips For a Showroom Ready Home

Whether you plan to sell in the near future or somewhere down the road, now is a great time to take inventory of the items in your home that could use a little sprucing up. Most of us have a list of fix-it projects, and maybe an overlooked cobweb here, and there, but to a potential buyer, it’s those little details that can make or break a sale. Increase your home’s value, and improve your chances of seller success, with a few updates, and finishing touches to help set the stage. Worried about a limited budget? You can easily DIY your way to a market ready home, and the offer you deserve without breaking the bank.

Sweep On Some Color

There’s nothing like a fresh coat of paint to update cabinetry, lighten up a dark space, or transform a stark room into a cozy retreat.  Steer clear of bold primary colors, and instead select a soothing palette to make your home feel warm, and inviting. According to Zillow dramatic color choices can actually decrease the sales price by hundreds of dollars, so choosing neutrals overstatement shades not only keeps the space timeless but most importantly appeals to buyers seeking a move-in ready home.

Buying vs. Building – Factors to Consider

Retirees have two options when it comes to a new home. They can either buy an already built home or build their own. Buying or building – which one will you choose? That option is up to you. However, you should also consider a few factors irrespective of your choice.

Shea Homes Introduces Shea3D – The Newest Approach to Home Design

Shea Homes is America’s largest privately owned new home builder. This builder is well known for their beautifully appointed, energy-efficient homes, built to suit all ages and lifestyles. This builder has, once again, come up with a new and interesting way of looking at home designs.

Types of Rentals for Active Seniors

Many 55+ seniors prefer the less demanding task of renting homes because they do not wish to spend all their savings on the purchase of a home. Some 55+ seniors are just not interested in making a long-term investment that goes with buying a home. Whatever your preference, there are four categories of renting that you should be aware of. These are short-term rentals, long-term rentals, weekend getaways and rent-before-you-buy. If you are interested in renting a home, you will be benefited by understanding what these four categories entail.

7 Upgrades Seniors Need in a Retirement Home

As boomers of retirement age, you and I both are looking for a home that we can comfortably ensconce ourselves and spend our golden years. When it comes to home styles and choices, we have a variety to choose from. However, very few homes include some specific features that many of us wish were included in our homes. As a new home owner, let me tell you the 7 upgrades I wish I had asked my builder to consider in my new home.