3 Baby Boomer Housing Must-Haves


While blanket statements are impossible for this generation, there are a few common threads that appeal to most of the demographic. It’s no secret that baby boomers are a diverse group when it comes to how they’re living–one size definitely does not fit all. However, they’ll need to address housing […] Read more »

6 Home Improvement Ideas for Empty Nesters


The kids are all grown and suddenly your house feels a lot bigger. Learning to live in an empty nest can be an emotional experience at first, but with time you’ll also find it to be an exciting one. The house will feel more peaceful, you’ll have more time to […] Read more »

Downsize In Style


When moving from a large house to a smaller space, you have to make wise decorating decisions. With our five tips, you’ll find your new home is a perfect fit. Be Wise When You Downsize Small spaces pose inevitable design challenges, but none that can’t be overcome with a little […] Read more »

What is a jewel box home?


A JEWEL BOX HOME is a small home designed with top-quality materials, upscale detailing and custom finishes. The term JEWEL BOX HOME is not new. Famed architects Louis H. Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright used the term to describe some of their favorite designs. The popularity of the JEWEL BOX […] Read more »

Top 10 tips for downsizing


Whether you’re an empty nester moving from a house into a condo, or a renter trading in a two-bedroom for a studio, you’ll have to say sayonara to some of your stuff. Stressed out by the prospect? Don’t be. Sarah Moyse and Jennie Davidson, Toronto-based moving planners and owners of […] Read more »

Why Are Ranch-Style Homes So Popular with Retirees and Active Adults?


For retirees, ranch-style homes are an affordable home option which includes many appealing features. Depending on the particular design, ranch homes may be easier to maintain, cheaper to heat and cool, and quieter to live in. Ranch homes are also popular with retirees because their one-story designs mean homeowners don’t […] Read more »

Workspace Design Trends To Increase Your Productivity


Your office needs more nooks, less sitting. Give your employees a space they look forward to coming to. Creating paths for chance meetings, including nooks, and designing agile, unique workspaces are solutions that designers say promote collaboration, creativity, and productivity in the modern office. “In the last four to five […] Read more »

Tiny houses that have more storage than your house!


Tight-on-space dwellings that offer smart storage ideas for any home. Smaller homes are all the rage. Advocates claim downsizing offers a simpler, more affordable, and more eco-friendly way of life, as the Small House Society—an organization supporting smaller housing alternatives—states on its website. Ditching a traditional-size house means you must […] Read more »

Put Safety First: 14 Universal Design Tips


Ideas to ensure you will be able to enjoy your home throughout your entire lifetime. “Old age is like everything else,” said Fred Astaire. “To make a success of it, you’ve got to start young.” The same principle applies to home design: Plan for all stages of life when remodeling […] Read more »

What is “Aging in Place”


“Aging in place” is growing older without having to move. According to the Journal of Housing for the Elderly, it is not having to move from one’s present residence in order to secure necessary support services in response to changing need. We are using the term “aging in place” in […] Read more »