With rising healthcare costs, longer lifespans, and more multi-generational households, it’s no wonder the number of people choosing to remain in their home longer is increasing. Fortunately, new technology and greater services for aging citizens make it much easier and more comfortable to maintain independence at home.
Multigenerational households have seen a sharp increase in the U.S. over the past 10 years. Initially spurred by the Great Recession of 2007-2009, the number of multigenerational households continues to grow today. In 2016, a record 64 million people, or 20% of the U.S. population, lived with multiple generations under one roof, according to the Pew Research Center.
If you’re thinking about building a new home, you know one of the most exciting parts of the process is designing it! So you'll probably want to know what’s trending in new home design for 2018. Today we will focus on a number of new design trends for bathrooms from colors, to finishes, to countertop materials.
Topics: Home Design
While some may argue that home building doesn’t change much from year to year (yep, our houses are still built with wood, hammer and nails!), we at Evergreen Homes would argue otherwise! Thanks to a raft of popular TV shows about homes, picture-gathering websites such as Instagram, Pinterest and Houzz, and websites dedicated to house plans, new home buyers have a much better idea of what they want and much higher expectations as well. And we at Evergreen Homes have been listening to our home buyers!
First impressions are everything – especially when it comes to your home. Your home’s exterior is the very first thing anyone will see, and the only thing most people will ever see. And when it comes time to sell your home, curb appeal matters even more. According to the National Association of Realtors, 51 percent of homebuyers found the home they purchased on the internet. Without great curb appeal, your home won’t show nearly as well!
Is your home feeling a little dated? Would you like to freshen things up a bit? Or are you thinking about building a new home and want to know what’s trending now in home design? No matter what the reason, check out our list of the top 5 “do not miss” home interior design trends for 2017:
Topics: Home Design
There is an app for everything these days! So it’s not surprising there are apps available for home design. There are so many though, we find it a bit overwhelming. Here are our picks for the top 5 most useful apps for home design inspiration when planning your new home in Canton, Michigan.
When you’re buying a new home in Canton, Michigan, it’s important to think ahead. What we mean by that is think about the future, not just today. Of course you can’t always plan a home purchase perfectly for every phase of your life, but you can think about what the next five to ten years will likely hold for you and your family so that you won’t have to worry about looking for a new home or making major renovations to your existing home to suit your family’s changing needs any time soon.
When building a new home, who doesn’t love the opportunity to customize a floor plan and distinct features within the home to suit their family’s specific needs and desires? That's the whole reason for building new rather than buying an existing home! At Evergreen Homes we understand that, and that is why Evergreen Homes offers unique, customizable floor plans ready for you to make your own. Our Trudy plan is no exception. With 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and over 2,600 square feet of luxurious living space, this new plan, exclusive to Evergreen Homes, has been a real crowd-pleaser! Here are just a few of the many customizable options the Trudy plan offers:
One of the best things about building a new home in Michigan is the ability to customize so many aspects of it. You will have the opportunity to select and customize numerous things including flooring and counter top materials, cabinets, appliances, and even floor plans themselves. This article will explore a few of the most popular flooring options to help you make the right decision for your custom home in Michigan when the time comes.