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The Fresh Spring in Neal Communities in North Venice, Fl.

4 Ways to Modify a New Home for Homeowners with Disabilities

Whether you are living with a physical disability or inching closer to your later years, here are some suggestions for creating a home environment that is safe, comfortable and easy to get around.
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September 2018   By Christopher A. Smith

The Santa Anita plan by Ash Creek Homes is a Santa Barbara-style home in the Texas Hill Country. The four-bedroom, three bath home is designed for empty nesters or 55-plus home shoppers.

Creating a Home for Empty Nesters That’s Full of Life

Are you a retiree or empty nester looking for a new home that’s not a move-up home, but that doesn’t sacrifice the space ideal for everyday living? The Santa Anita plan by Ash Creek Homes is the ideal floor plan for 55-plus buyers who want it all.
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A senior adult couple smiling happy in front of their home. They are holding their hands.

On the Move: What Baby Boomers Want In New Homes

The 76 million Baby boomers of the country know what they want in a new home — a diverse community with lots of amenities, quality in home construction and features and the ability to have a home that’s suited just to their lifestyle. Here’s more on what baby boomers want in new homes.
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Adult male and female in the kitchen holding onto a glass of wine and staring keenly at a bottle of wine held by the woman.

Lighting Strategies for Active Adults

Lighting might not be the first thing on your list of upgrades and options when building your new home, but it should be high on the list, particularly if you plan to age in place in your new home. Here are some lighting strategies for active adults.
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June 2017   By Michele Lerner

A woman putting a bowl of vegetables in the top compartment of a refrigerator.

Inclusive Design Allows For Accessibility From the Start

Inclusive design means creating homes that can accommodate all ages and physical issues from the onset. This article highlights just how today’s homebuilders and designers are making strides to provide housing options that won’t need to be retrofitted down the line.
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Concept of Internet of Things, where a digital smart screen controls household items like door locks, washing machine and surveillance camera. The screen looks futuristic and has a see-through display. Senior man interacts with the touchscreen.

Want to Age in Place? Smart Home Devices Can Help

Want to age in place? A well-designed new home can help, as well as smart home devices that can help make it easier for those 55 and older to stay independent and safe.
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December 2017   By Patricia L Garcia

An older man chops veggies on a large white kitchen island in his contemporary kitchen with flat-front cabinets.

How 55+ Homebuyers Can Bring Mindfulness Home

55+ homebuyers are starting to embrace the concept of mindfulness and incorporating stress-reducing features into their new homes. Here are four ways to do it without breaking your budget.
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An elderly couple looking to purchase a new home sit down with their agent, discussing the business deal.

Aging in Place: How to Design a House That Will Fit Your Needs in the Future

For many, living in their own for as long as they physically can is an appealing option. This design for aging in place takes into account the physical needs and limitations homeowners may face as they age.
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408 Ringtail Stream Dr.(Santa Anita) by Ash Creek Homes, Inc in the Serene Hills Community, located in Austin, Texas. Image courtesy of Ash Creek Homes, Inc,

California Rooms are the New Florida Rooms

Outdoor spaces that blend seamlessly with indoor living rooms are becoming popular all over the country, even in the hottest states. Also called California rooms, these new home spaces are all about creating outdoor spaces that are inviting, well-designed and functional.
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June 2018   By Michele Lerner

Gardenside Grand bathroom by Pulte Homes

How to Design Bathrooms for Senior Living

Bathrooms are statistically one of the most hazardous rooms related to injuries and falls among seniors. Thankfully, there are ways to design your bathroom to properly support your needs as you continue to age. NewHomeSource breaks down why it’s important to plan now, so you don’t break the bank in the future.
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July 2018   By B. Ford