26. February 2016 15:10
More and more we're being asked for a personal laundry center within the owner's suite and locating the main laundry off the rear foyer.
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9. December 2015 16:40
Have you ever thought about your specifications sheet as a marketing tool? Isn’t the intention to present how you build your homes and the included features as a way to differentiate your company and position you as the “best choice”?
13. November 2015 10:02
For the past few weeks, we have been focusing on homes designed with two owner’s suites and the possible living situations that might warrant dual-suites. This week we’re going to focus on multiple owner’s suites and why you might consider this design concept. Not only for special living situations, but also for long-term or even resale value. [More]
6. November 2015 16:54
Many parents of college students feel that even with student loan repayment, their children should learn the economic realities of housing and rent. If enrolled locally, the bedroom suite can be a less expensive option over dorm life. Or, a recent graduate could move back home, softening the blow of post-graduation costs. [More]
2. November 2015 17:03
A growing trend is ‘aging in place’ whereby seniors are opting to stay in their own home rather than move into an assisted living facility. The CDC defines aging in place as, “The ability to live in one’s own home and community safely, independently, and comfortably, regardless of age, income, or ability level.” [More]
23. October 2015 11:11
The owner's suite is your sanctuary, the 'best' bedroom in the house. But, how well is the space being utilized? Do you find that even though it's a larger area, there isn't enough room for everything? [More]
16. October 2015 16:45
Whether new construction or remodeling, dual owner’s suites and independent in-law suites are increasingly in demand. Interestingly, about the time their kids move out, a significant number of homeowners find themselves moving a parent in. [More]
9. October 2015 17:01
Not only are homes designed with dual owner’s suites being used for sharing a home, the home owners are “sharing” the space themselves! It might amaze you to find out just how many committed, happy couples choose not to share the same bedroom. [More]
2. October 2015 11:30
As our series on ‘Study of Home: Special Places’ comes to a close with this week’s post, I am a bit surprised! Through helping my parents build their house years ago I knew there were a lot of decisions to make, like bedroom/bathroom placement, open floor plan, etc., but at the time I never really thought about the “why”? [More]
25. September 2015 16:03
In contrast to last week’s “Special Places to Gather,” we also need places to Get Away. Our hectic lifestyles are refreshed by ‘get-away’ rooms such as dens, sitting rooms, and sunrooms, which allow us to take “mini-vacations,” or escape for brief retreats without leaving home.