Let Your Home Live Larger with Finished Space Over the Garage

by Michele Weaver 16. August 2016 11:23
Whether bedrooms, flex space, or an upstairs play room, finishing off living space over your garage is inexpensive square footage that makes your home live larger. But it takes careful attention to make sure this space is comfortable year ‘round. [More]

Flexible Living Tips

by Michele Weaver 8. April 2016 16:32
Our Livability at a Glance™ color coding for floor plans helps you quickly identify how each area of the home can be utilized. Areas shaded green are identified as flexible spaces designed to easily adapt to changing family situations--meeting both current and future needs. [More]

Outdoor Living Space...or Something Else?

by Michele Weaver 30. March 2016 09:36
Covered outdoor spaces are a "natural" opportunity for additional finished living space when you are evaluating home plans for their sustainability for you and your household. [More]

Multiple Owner's Suites

by Michele Weaver 13. November 2015 10:02
For the past few weeks, we have been focusing on homes designed with two owner’s suites and the possible living situations that might warrant dual-suites. This week we’re going to focus on multiple owner’s suites and why you might consider this design concept. Not only for special living situations, but also for long-term or even resale value. [More]

Dual-Owner's Suites: Boomerang Child, Teen Suite

by Michele Weaver 6. November 2015 16:54
Many parents of college students feel that even with student loan repayment, their children should learn the economic realities of housing and rent. If enrolled locally, the bedroom suite can be a less expensive option over dorm life. Or, a recent graduate could move back home, softening the blow of post-graduation costs. [More]

Dual-Owner's Suites: Aging in Place

by Michele Weaver 2. November 2015 17:03
A growing trend is ‘aging in place’ whereby seniors are opting to stay in their own home rather than move into an assisted living facility. The CDC defines aging in place as, “The ability to live in one’s own home and community safely, independently, and comfortably, regardless of age, income, or ability level.” [More]

Dual-Owner's Suites: Independent In-laws

by Michele Weaver 16. October 2015 16:45
Whether new construction or remodeling, dual owner’s suites and independent in-law suites are increasingly in demand. Interestingly, about the time their kids move out, a significant number of homeowners find themselves moving a parent in. [More]

A Study of Home: Special Places to Use However you Choose

by Michele Weaver 2. October 2015 11:30
As our series on ‘Study of Home: Special Places’ comes to a close with this week’s post, I am a bit surprised! Through helping my parents build their house years ago I knew there were a lot of decisions to make, like bedroom/bathroom placement, open floor plan, etc., but at the time I never really thought about the “why”? [More]

A Study of Home: Special Places to Gather

by Michele Weaver 18. September 2015 14:56
Special places to gather are what makes a house a home; otherwise, families are essentially just cohabitating, which makes their home a place for eating and sleeping. Gathering places don’t have to be elaborate or defined – even if it’s just at the breakfast bar for a quick meal – being together is what makes you feel connected. [More]

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A Study of Home: Special Places to Play

by Michele Weaver 14. September 2015 13:26
What does the term ‘play’ mean to you? Oftentimes when designing a home for a family we automatically think of a playroom for the children. But, a room for ‘play’ can take on a different meaning – think a hobby room for sewing, scrapbooking, or jewelry making, or a fitness center. [More]

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