What Are Retirement House Plans?

While any home can be a home for retired individuals, retirement home plans have specific features that make it ideal for senior citizens. These homes are often on one story. Or, if they have a second story, it is for a guest suite or bonus room. They feature first-floor laundry, ample space for family get-togethers, spacious master suites, and a study or den on the primary floor for pursuing hobbies during retirement. Many of these are ranch-style plans.

Retirement home designs also feature universal design elements - working well for disabled individuals as well as those who aren't disabled. This may include multilevel countertops, bathrooms large enough to be accessible, if needed, and open floor plans.

Why House Plans for Retirement Are Growing in Popularity

These house plans for retirees make aging in place a reality. When seniors have single-story homes with first-floor amenities, they are able to enjoy their senior years at home where they are comfortable, rather than moving to a retirement community. Because of this desire to age in place, many are building these house plans before retirement with the goal of continuing to stay at home after retirement. These home plans also provide space for entertaining family, which can become more important in retirement.

Find Retirement Home Plans With Donald A. Gardner Architects

If you're considering building a home with retirement in mind, Donald A. Gardner Architects offers numerous house plans that will be a perfect choice. In addition to the plans listed here, we can take most of our ranch and single-story house plans and customize them for retirement needs through our modifications department.

Consider The Roseburg (House Plan W-GOO-1378), a stately plan with a luxurious master suite. The great room, dining room and kitchen are an open design, providing ample room for entertaining. Utilities and bedrooms are all on the first floor, and a generous bonus room adds space for grandkids to play. For those looking for something smaller, The Tucker (Home Plan W-GOO-1341) is a great choice. It's less than 2,000 square feet, but still has the open design and first-floor bedrooms retirees love.

Building your dream home for retirement starts with the right plan. Trust Donald A. Gardner Architects to help you find one. Use our advanced search to get started today.

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