For "Golden Oldies" It's Real Estate, Asheville-style!
“Boomers” are turning into “Golden Oldies” and I am one member of that illustrious cohort. As such, an article in Forbes Magazine that focused on Dream Homes- a fantasy wish list (money no object)—a grand kitchen (of course) with two islands, a designer-inspired laundry room, (with a tiled dog wash station), an outdoor oasis with two sunken pools, an incredible dressing room— intrigued me...
That could be what many people see as AGING IN P A L A C E !
janeAnne, "Golden Oldie"
Is a DREAM HOME IN YOUR FUTURE, Golden Oldie? More and more these days I’ve seen VERY PRACTICAL Dream Home Wish Lists composed by my "Golden Oldies" clients in search of “the Right For-Ever Home.” Here’s a look at a typical list.
POPULAR Home Wish List 2018
(Regardless of Age or Physical Challenges)
Open, spacious floor plan
Wireless control system
(thermostat, front door, alarm, individual lights)
650 square foot accessible patio. Low or no-step entrances.
Easy-open windows throughout
Abundant light (ambient, accent and task) throughout
All doors, faucets and other mechanisms are lever or hands free
Raised washer and dryer in utility room
Walk-in, roll-in, no door shower in master bath
All doors (interior and exterior) are 36” wide (allowing wheelchair access)•
Hallways 45-52” width
ADA compliant appliances in kitchen
Electrical outlets 22” from the floor; light switches 42-48” from floor
Rocker-style light switches; occupancy sensor/ timer light switches in some areas
Accessible guest bathroom
Loop-style or D-shaped cabinet hardware for drawers and doors
Low maintenance yard
•Raised bed garden
(My eBooklet can get that conversation started
on how to make that happen. See the graphic below for details. )