About LifeStage
Home Designs

LifeStage Home Designs, Inc. was founded in 2017 with a vision to fill a gap in the pre-drawn stock house plans market. After several years of working with homeowners and builders to design custom homes and renovations that allow for aging, accessibility, and ease of living, LifeStage Home Designs was formed.

We are an online provider of pre-drawn house plans, as well as custom home design services. We seek to ​offer a wide variety of home designs that meet the needs and requirements of homebuyers, builders, and developers, while offering unique features that allow the end user to benefit from the principles of universal design.

Led by principal designer Mark Beard, our team’s combined experience spans well over 20+ years in the residential design and construction industry.​ ​With extensive backgrounds in architectural design, they have worked across multiple disciplines, from residential to commercial, as well as interiors, lending an eye for detail and function to every set of plans. As part of our design process, each plan is reviewed by seasoned home builders, real estate professionals, and targeted focus groups to gain insight and feedback on current market trends, as well as incorporating our cost-saving design solutions for the future.

Whether you are downsizing, rightsizing, or just starting the home design process, we’d love to help you design for any LifeStage.

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1 Story Plans

1 Story Plans From $950

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2 Story Plans

2 Story Plans From $1209

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Multigenerational

Multigenerational From $1607

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The Financial Case for Universal Design Construction vs. Renovation
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

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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The Financial Case for Universal Design Construction vs. Renovation
Designing a home to serve big families
Universal Design

Designing a home to serve big families

While multi-generational living is ingrained in many cultures and parts of the world, its rise in the United States is, by comparison, a new phenomenon. And while many single-family residences have enough square footage to accommodate extended families, most families discover they don’t work well for their needs unless they were designed (or renovated) with multi-generational living in mind. Find out more about the design choices that can make multi-generational living more comfortable.

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Universal Design

Designing a home to serve big families

While multi-generational living is ingrained in many cultures and parts of the world, its rise in the United States is, by comparison, a new phenomenon. And while many single-family residences have enough square footage to accommodate extended families, most families discover they don’t work well for their needs unless they were designed (or renovated) with multi-generational living in mind. Find out more about the design choices that can make multi-generational living more comfortable.

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Designing a home to serve big families
What Today's Homeowners Want: Larger, Accessible Bathrooms
Universal Design

What Today's Homeowners Want: Larger, Accessible Bathrooms

As homebuilders and contractors can tell you, demand is going up nationally for bathroom renovations—and the requests are usually that the bathrooms be bigger and more accessible. In other words, the rising trend in bathroom renovations is to use Universal Design principles—making large bathrooms that remain functional now and as homeowners age. With LifeStage Home Designs, you can build an accessible home now instead of renovating later.

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Universal Design

What Today's Homeowners Want: Larger, Accessible Bathrooms

As homebuilders and contractors can tell you, demand is going up nationally for bathroom renovations—and the requests are usually that the bathrooms be bigger and more accessible. In other words, the rising trend in bathroom renovations is to use Universal Design principles—making large bathrooms that remain functional now and as homeowners age. With LifeStage Home Designs, you can build an accessible home now instead of renovating later.

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What Today's Homeowners Want: Larger, Accessible Bathrooms

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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