15 03, 2017

Featured Floor Plan: The Hallmark

This month's featured floor plan is The Hallmark. The Hallmark floor plan is a lovely 2 story brick and stone home with formal dining room, 4 bedrooms and 4000 square feet of space. The master bedroom suite is located on the main floor making this an excellent home for those who are considering aging in place [...]

26 10, 2016

Featured Floor Plan: Ashland

This month's featured floor plan: Ashland. The Ashland is a stunning one story design featuring a low maintenance brick and stone exterior. With up to 3100 square feet of living space, this home is well designed with all the amenities you could hope to enjoy in a single story home. Of course, the Ashland is [...]

26 01, 2016

Top Trends in Bathroom Design

Bathroom design hasn't changed much over the last several decades. Trends in bathroom design have generally been about the aesthetics rather than functionality. Function just didn't change much in the bathroom so the focus remained on window treatments, wall decor, shower curtains or shower doors. Not anymore. Technology has made it possible to have all kinds [...]

19 08, 2015

Before You Start Your Aging In Place Remodel

Aging in place is a relatively new term that's been used to describe designing a home for those who want to grow older in it. Instead of moving to an assisted living home or nursing home elderly persons make the choice to stay in their home but often need to alter their home to accommodate [...]

22 07, 2015

Morning Star Renovations

Home remodeling is something we all want to do at some point as a homeowner. No matter how lovely the home you live in there's always something that could be redesigned to fit your lifestyle just a little better. Now that you've lived in your home for a while you know what is right with [...]

7 05, 2015

Builder Confidence in the 55+ Housing Market Remains Positive in the First Quarter

NAHB, 2015 - Builder confidence in the single-family 55+ housing market remains in positive territory for the first quarter of 2015, according to the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) 55+ Housing Market Index (HMI) released last week. Compared to the previous quarter, the single-family index edged down slightly by one point to 58, which is [...]

17 12, 2013

Builder Confidence in the 55+ Housing Market Continues to Improve in Third Quarter

NAHB, 2013 - Builder confidence in the 55+ housing market showed continued improvement in the third quarter of 2013 compared to the same period a year ago, according to the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) latest 55+ Housing Market Index (HMI) released today. All segments of the market—single-family homes, condominiums and multifamily rental—registered strong increases. [...]

18 12, 2012

NAHB Announces Best of 50+ Housing Awards Finalists

December 7, 2012 - The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has announced the finalists for NAHB’s 2013 Best of 50+ Housing Awards, the premier design and marketing competition for the 50+ housing industry. A total of 83 entries were chosen as finalists and are eligible for either a Gold or Silver Award from NAHB’s 50+ [...]

13 12, 2012

Aging Well

This infographic outlines a number of important factors that impact our ability to age well, including personal capacity to react to life’s transitions; individual behaviors and health status; societal factors (including public policy and cultural expectations of aging); and the individual’s ability to engage with their community and remain independent. More information is available at http://www.philips-thecenter.org/aging-well.

16 10, 2012

NAHB Remodelers Bestows Homes for Life Awards for Excellence in Aging-in-Place Remodeling

October 12, 2012 - The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Remodelers announced two winners of its annual Homes for Life awards, recognizing excellent remodeling work for aging-in-place and universal design. Sponsored by Whirlpool Corporation, the awards were presented on Oct. 11 at the NAHB Remodelers’ gala during the 2012 Remodeling Show in Baltimore. Terry Jones, [...]