Building a home is an investment for the future, and current home design trends are reflecting this foresight. Improving accessibility is one of the leading reasons for home renovations and current construction choices.
A national survey conducted by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) finds that ninety percent of homeowners want to age in place, causing builders’ expectations for universal access additions to rise. Not only do property owners invest time and money into the home-building process, but their uniquely customized home reflects their own personalities and becomes a place where memories are made. Because of their personal investment, custom homeowners are much more likely to retire in their custom built home than other homeowners.
Common universal access additions include:
- First floor master bedrooms
- Open floor plans
- Open showers or “wet bathrooms” – door-less to provide unlimited access and an aesthetic that blends seamlessly
- Lighted, wider hallways and doorways for wheelchair access
- Slip-free surfaces
- Grab bars
- Touchless or tap-on faucets
These home design trends help homeowners transition through the many stages of life and into retirement comfortably. To find the master-planned community that is right for your custom built home, visit SouthStar Communities.