Thinking and planning for the future can be a daunting task. Often times, we avoid doing so. When it comes to buying a home, however, it pays to consider the future and how your family will grow and change and with that, how your needs and the function of your home will likely change as well. This seems to be especially true of the aging crowd. According to a recent AARP study, 71% of adults aged 50-64 intend to stay in their current homes and communities. It’s a bonus if these homes and communities include some of the features that are important to this demographic such as proximity to hospitals, pharmacies, and public transportation and one-level living in their home. Downsizing is the usual solution but if people do desire to age in place, they must carefully assess a home when they buy in the first place and consider more than just the floor plan or the neighborhood. Assessing how all of these factors should function together for different scenarios will likely result in a ‘forever home.’
I think it’s safe to say that our world has become so tech-heavy that even searching for a new home online has become commonplace. Potential homeowners have placed a huge amount of trust on online apps making it easier and “more fun” to search for homes online. Yes, even an investment as huge as a new home has not escaped online and viral technology.
A new study shows that the average American spends 55 minutes per visit online searching for homes and that it doesn’t stop once they’ve found the one! Apparently, 64% of those people continue to browse homes online even after they’ve purchased one. How do you browse for homes? Do you browse for fun, too? Is this the way of the future?
Do you enjoy the idea of trying out trends in your home but aren’t necessarily ready to make the commitment? Maybe you change your mind so often about style details that it just doesn’t make sense to commit to one option. There are so many fun, unique, and interesting ideas for backsplash in your home, that sometimes choosing just one can be a challenge. However, if you’re looking to test a design to add texture, color, or a modern touch to your kitchen or bathroom, these nifty peel-and-stick versions might just be your solution! Try out the subway tile trend, go bold with a herringbone pattern, go rustic with stone texture, or add a unique pop with a mother-of-pearl accent. With so many options, you could try a new design with every season – whats your favorite?