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Building your dream home

If you are ready to build your dream home you should consider some modifications that will save you money and help make life easier as you get older. Our design team can help you pinpoint the things that will make this the perfect home for you.

Investing in your Future

If you plan to be in your home for 10, 20, or 30 years you may want to buy some higher quality equipment that will save you money in the long run.  The two areas to improve are energy efficiency and maintenance/replacement costs.

The break-even point is different for each product so you may want to ask our team about how much these systems will cost or save you over the time you plan to live in your home: High Efficiency Air Conditioner with sealed ducting, Programmable Thermostat, On-Demand Hot Water Heater, Low-E Insulated Windows, vinyl windows, Energy Star Appliances, Additional Insulation, 50-year Metal Roofing, Variable Speed Pool Pump, Synthetic wood decking, Hardiboard siding.

aging in placeAging in Place

If you plan for this to be your last home you will benefit from small changes that make it friendly to older bodies.  Wider doors will accommodate wheelchairs, lever door handles are easier to use for hands with arthritis or less strength.  Avoid building two story homes or build a master suite on the first floor.  A walk-in shower can be a roll-in shower too.  We can advise you on how to adjust your home to keep you comfortable and in your home as long as possible.

It’s smart to make small modifications to keep you happy and healthy long past retirement.

Peace of Mind

Many retirees have a long-term budget plan.  They know how much they have to live on every year for the next few decades.  Knowing how much your home will cost you takes away the worry of unknown expenses.  You can choose to install systems that will last as long as you will, or you can install less expensive equipment and budget for replacing them as they wear out.  Our team can give you information on pricing and life expectancy for all the systems in your next home so you won’t have any surprises.

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