50+ Homebuyer Tips: Top 6 Things to Keep in Mind
Raleigh Custom Home Features for 50+ Homebuyers
1. Personal "Get Away" Space
Office? Hobby room? Entertainment or bonus room? Workshop corner?
No matter what your needs or lifestyle, a defined "get away" area is something you might want to consider in adding to your new home.
2. Outdoor Living
How much time will you want to spend outdoors?
Well-designed homes include the right amount of space to entertain and relax outdoors, as well as indoors.
3. Entertaining Options
Consider the flexibility of you floor plan, and make sure to understant all your entertainment options.
Entertainment options are increased with an open concept floor plan, which can make smaller homes seem much more spacious and inviting.
Kitchens open to the great room, keeping room, or living room are becoming more popular, because they allow more opportunities for interaction.
4. Easy Living
Most, if not all, living space should be on the first floor. There should also be ample room for manuvering (consider extra-wide hallways and doors).
A great plan should also include a well-designed covered entrance, such as a front porch or portico. Try to minimize the number of stair steps required for entrace.
5. Plenty of Storage
Plenty of easily-accessible storage can be essential.
Consider turning attic space into storage, even in one story designs.
Downstairs, look for generous closet space and plenty of cupboards. Built ins are always useful.
6. Natural Light
Nothing brightens a home better than natural light.
Look for two, three, or four windows per room.
Groupings of windows facing outdoor living space adds even more visual appeal.