Melissa Beard

Melissa Beard

Marketing Director

With an extensive background in education,  Melissa brings over 18 years of classroom teaching experience to LifeStage Home Designs with a focus on interpersonal relationships, systems, operations, as well as highly effective social skills and awareness.  She excels at balancing the technical side of the design world with a softer, “people-first” approach within our industry. While mostly working behind the scenes on our social media platforms, marketing, human resources, and company branding, her true passion and purpose is helping others succeed.   

Fun Facts:  Melissa also leads a team of over 375 sales reps within the Norwex Corporation, where she continues to educate and inform others on how to create a healthy home by reducing and eliminating toxic chemicals.  She is also a proud alumni of East Carolina University and has two amazing daughters.  Oh, and she just so happens to be married to Mark.

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Universal Design

Curbless Showers: When Great Universal Design Meets Growing Overall Demand

Not long ago, curbless showers were something of a curiosity. Today, these staples of universal design are increasingly in the mainstream — as much for their practical advantages as their burgeoning aesthetic appeal.

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Not long ago, curbless showers were something of a curiosity. Today, these staples of universal design are increasingly in the mainstream — as much for their practical advantages as their burgeoning aesthetic appeal.

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Universal Design

The Financial Case for Universal Design Construction vs. Renovation

For many people, cost and value are top of mind when considering their next move. Build new or buy an existing home? Move or stay where you are and renovate? Building universal design homes aren’t appreciably more expensive than non-universal design new homes, but renovating later costs more than incorporating universal design into the construction of a new home. Read more to find out how incorporating universal design principles is both smart planning and smart financially.

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Universal Design

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Universal Design

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Let’s discuss your forever home.

If you’re ready to buy a house plan or are just starting to research universal design options, we’re happy to answer your questions. Our design experts can help you choose a home plan that suits your needs – for accessibility, aging in place, multigenerational living or long-term investment.

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