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17 September . 2019

Designing for Baby Boomers: 6 Features to Look For in a New Home

When looking for a new home, each generation is searching for something different. Millenials are looking for their first homes, Gen Xers are looking for a place to grow their families, and Baby Boomers are looking to settle down, often downsizing. As a Baby Boomer, you’ll find a variety of floor plans (including single-family homes and villas!) and features designed with your lifestyle in mind in Encore by David Weekley Homes. 

 

Smaller Footprint

As you reach the age of empty nesting, you may find yourself wanting less space to care for. Downsizing has plenty of perks, including affordability. Don’t waste money on space you don’t even use! With single-family homes and villas ranging from 1,623-2,594 square feet, the homes in Encore are spacious without being overwhelming. 

 

Low Maintenance

You’ve done a lot in life. The last thing you want to do is spend your retirement mowing the lawn or painting the house. At Encore, a low-maintenance lifestyle is just one of the perks you’ll find - giving you more time to enjoy the robust social calendar

 

Open Floor Plans

An open floor plan combines the kitchen, dining room, and living room into one great room. This allows the host or hostess to chat with guests while she is in the kitchen, which is perfect for those who love entertaining! 

 

One-Level Living

One-level living is convenient for so many reasons. Single-story homes are easier to maintain, and have increased energy efficiency. They also remove the hassle of stairs, making your home safer for you and the grandkids. 

 

Multi-Function Spaces

Multi-function spaces allow you to use areas more efficiently and really maximize your space. For example, a study that doubles as a guest bedroom with the use of a Murphy bed allows you to use the space both when you have guests and when you don’t. 

 

Stand-alone Showers

A stand-alone shower takes up less space than a bathtub, and allows for greater ease of access. Choose a decorative tile accent to make your stand-alone shower both convenient and high-style. 


Are you ready to look for your new home? Check out all of our available single-family and villa floor plans in our Homefinder!