June 20th, 2014
Baby Boomers are making plans for when we will move into retirement, which includes transforming the old homestead into our ideal retirement space.
Changing Baby Boomer
Home Remodeling Needs
Baby Boomers are making plans for a time in the near future when we will move into retirement, which includes transforming the old homestead where we raised our families in years past into our ideal retirement space with features that will allow us to live there as long as possible - high convenience and low maintenance.
With 76 million American Baby Boomers approaching our retirement, our home remodeling needs are considerable.
Baby Boomers - a demographic reserved for people born between 1946 and 1964.
These new needs have become one of the fastest-growing segments of the remodeling industry. These needs are shaping the builder's decision on how to design, build and remodel their homes to Baby Boomers.
For example, most of the homes built or remodeled for Baby Boomers featured first-floor master bedrooms and bathrooms, roomier living and access spaces.
Remodeling considerations now include taller and more accessible toilets, more ergonomically correct handles and hardware, lowering the heights of sinks and cabinets for easier access with microwave ovens set in lower cabinets.
Most important to Baby Boomers want to look forward to playing more and working less in our retirement with our primary goal being to unleash ourselves from our homes, with living areas and yards that are easier to maintain.
Baby Boomers want home improvement widgets to upgrade the aesthetic, environmental, and technological standards of products for our home design.
Baby Boomers are conscientious and picky, busy and family-oriented, and will age in a new way, connected to modernity, with an eye to beauty, high design and energy efficiency. We have high expectations and can afford to get what we want.
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