New Home VS. Remodeling
Active adults seeking to upgrade their lifestyle are often faced with the dilemma of remodeling their existing home or building a new construction home. Although the cost of remodeling can vary, living through the construction mess and disruption of life can be challenging. Oftentimes, homeowners are disappointed to learn that they cannot incorporate all of the upgrades they desire into their remodel. Aging electrical, plumbing, and HVAC systems can be costly to bring up to date. Eliminating second-floor bedrooms and basements and adding energy-efficient components, smart home technology, and open concept living space can pose a challenge. Lack of existing square footage to be modified for entertaining, extra storage, and space for guests may be limited.
Although the thought of downsizing and building new may seem like a lot, many 55+ active adults really enjoy the process. They know what they want and are not willing to compromise on quality or features. Having a more modern design, with lots of indoor and outdoor entertainment space, top-of-the-line appliances and energy-efficient features can help reduce expenses over the years. Working with a decorator and having the ability to choose custom options like paint colors, countertops, cabinets, flooring, and fixtures and have it all brand new can be exhilarating. Recent advancements in smart home technology, functional design, and security incorporated into new home designs can help people age in place while giving their family members peace of mind.
Other considerations to factor into the decision to remodel or build are lifestyle and amenities. More often, active adults are seeking a low-maintenance home that makes it easier to lock and leave when it’s time to hit the road and enjoy extended vacations. Health and wellness also play a key role in the decision process. Close proximity to wellness centers, healthcare, community gardens, walking and bike trails, fitness centers, and dog parks are just some of the amenities most sought after. Staying actively engaged and having a sense of community by living close to those in the same phase of life are important factors as well.
If you have ever thought about downsizing and living in a brand new, state-of-the-art home, give us a call to learn more. Gracemark homes takes pride in building the highest quality, 55+ Active Adult Communities. The process is easy and the benefits are many. From gated access to an onsite lifestyle director, every detail has been carefully crafted to make low-maintenance, active living an affordable reality. Come visit us today at 5050 Meridiana Parkway, Manvel, TX.