Curbless Showers: When Great Universal Design Meets Growing Overall Demand

Curbless Showers: When Great Universal Design Meets Growing Overall Demand
LifeStage Home Designs  |  June 11, 2019

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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Larger Kitchens & First-Floor Master Suites: Two Important Features in a Forever Home

Larger Kitchens & First-Floor Master Suites: Two Important Features in a Forever Home
LifeStage Home Designs  |  May 2, 2019

Larger kitchens and first-floor master suites are not just trends — they are features of home design we believe will only become more popular and endure.

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Why Open Concept Floor Plans? Because They Work!

Why Open Concept Floor Plans? Because They Work!
LifeStage Home Designs  |  April 11, 2019

The demand for open concept floor plans has been on the rise for years, but what makes them so desirable? Open concept floor plans provide many benefits, including greater accessibility and functionality. Read on to find out what characteristics define an open concept floor plan and why they work well for large families and multi-generational living.

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The Financial Case for Universal Design Construction vs. Renovation

The Financial Case for Universal Design Construction vs. Renovation
LifeStage Home Designs  |  March 26, 2019

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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Designing a home to serve big families

Designing a home to serve big families
LifeStage Home Designs  |  March 14, 2019

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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What Today's Homeowners Want: Larger, Accessible Bathrooms

What Today's Homeowners Want: Larger, Accessible Bathrooms
LifeStage Home Designs  |  March 6, 2019

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 Makes a Home Wheelchair Accessible?

What Makes a Home Wheelchair Accessible?
LifeStage Home Designs  |  March 5, 2019

If you are beginning to think about your forever home, a house where you can age in place, then one of the first things to consider is how to design a truly wheelchair-accessible home.

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What to Do When Mom Moves Back In

What to Do When Mom Moves Back In
LifeStage Home Designs  |  January 29, 2019

Are you considering moving your parent or parents in with you? You’re not alone. There are plenty of reasons to want to have family together under one roof – but also plenty of reasons it can be challenging. A family that includes multiple generations needs a home that can handle a variety of ages and abilities – as well as the important needs for comfort, independence, and privacy.

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LifeStage Home Designs can work with you to develop the home of your dreams. Simply find a plan that you like, then talk to our expert designers to add the features your family needs – whether that’s a larger garage, an elevator, an enclosed porch, or more.

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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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