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How to Infuse Universal Design Into Any Home

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Like it or not, our physical abilities change as we age. Vision begins to blur and joints begin to ache. Once-simple tasks like taking out the garbage, emptying the dishwasher, or even taking a shower can become increasingly arduous.

However, not everyone living in multi-generational households are likely to have the same needs. These are the homes that can benefit the most from “universal design.”

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Builders: How to Assess Online Reviews

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If you visited a dozen websites and read hundreds of reviews just to decide on which new television to purchase, then how about when it comes time to select a home builder? Builders will be doing a significant amount of work to your biggest investment: your home. So choosing the right one is a paramount decision.

If you are like most home owners, you will likely do a significant amount of online research to find the builder who is best suited for you and your home plan design. But with all of that collective “wisdom” available online, it can be hard to tell which reviews are the most accurate, or which ones are legitimate.

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Is Your Home Ready for Summer?

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Just as you want your car inspected and running smoothly before heading out on a long road trip, you also want your home running efficiently before the days of summer set in. Your home may have endured some harsh elements this past winter, so you won’t want to delay getting your home ready for summer.

The good news is that you might be able to do much of the work yourself. Here are some key areas to keep an eye on:

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Open Floor Plans Remain a Top Pic for Consumers

Whether looking for a new home or revamping a current residence, home owners continue to be drawn to the feelings of open floor plans.   Their spaciousness and easy flow are welcoming for families and guest alike.

Why are open floor plans popular?

Pioneered in the early 20th century, open floor plans remain popular today. According to a recent survey from the National Association of Home Builders, 70 percent of buyers want a kitchen-family room area that is either completely or partially open.  Thirty-two percent want a completely open layout.

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The New American Home 2018

It’s no secret that homeowners looking to build a new home have a few things at the top of their wish list: an open concept, outdoor living, and stunning Contemporary/Tuscan curb appeal.   The New American Home 2018 by Legacy Custom Built Homes offers all of this and more with 6,600 square feet of living space.

Whether you’re in the market to build a home with such abundant square footage, or prefer a more cozy design Archival Designs offers a large portfolio of house floor plans for your lifestyle.  Our designs capture this trending style by incorporating open floor plans with stunning views to your favorite outdoor areas.

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