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Plans Find a New Market: Baby Boomers,
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That's why many boomers are turning their eyes more frequently
to ranch house plans.
Ranch house plans are commonly thought of as comfortable,
single-story homes, the type frequently occupied by singles,
couples, families and retirees. What many potential homebuyers do
not know, however, and what an increasing number of middle-aged
people are finding out, is that ranch homes have plenty to offer.
With the eldest of the group now well into their 60s, one of
the greatest concerns of the boomer generation is health. Whereas
at one time things like providing food and education for children worried them, lately new concerns have
arisen. Retirement, healthcare, and mobility are now prime factors
in home buying.
Enter the new class of ranch home plans.
Modern ranch home plans fit perfectly into the lifestyle of the
typical baby boomer. The single floor layout addresses any
concerns about climbing up and down stairs. And ranch homes are
being built with all of the amenities and spaciousness homebuyers
have come to expect from multi-storied abodes. Indeed, many ranch
home plans even include a basement or split-level area for those
buyers who may be wary of living on just one level.
Furthermore, the common 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom layout supports
the changing living arrangements with which today's middle-age
homeowners are becoming increasingly accustomed. The usefulness of
this second bedroom goes beyond just being a place for the
occasional sleepy, happily spoiled grandchild. With today's
elderly population (the parents of baby boomers) living longer
than any generation previous, and with more families opting for
in-home elderly care, one of the ranch home's secondary bedrooms
makes for a wonderful sanctuary for aging relatives in many
Similarly, many of today's middle-aged population are finding
that their responsibilities to their children are extending far
beyond the teenage and college years. Boomerang children, as they
are called, are graduating from colleges across the country with
heavy burdens of debt and grim job prospects. They often have no
choice but to move back in with their parents until they can get
on their feet. The ranch house plan functions wonderfully under
this type of temporary arrangement as well.
What seems to be true about baby boomers choosing ranch homes
over other types of homes is a sense of contentment and comfort.
While they may be downgrading in square footage or losing an
extra floor, many new owners do not feel like they are giving up
their living style at all. In fact, when efficiency is
considered, many feel their sense of home has improved. After
all, no matter what age you are or what generation you are from,
home is always the place where your favorite chair is, the place
that fits your lifestyle best.
~About the Author: Sarah Deloud provides expert information for the stock home
plan industry and regularly covers advantages of particular
architectural styles and stock house plans. To find more
information on ranch
house plans or readily available stock
house plans for purchase she recommends visiting The House
Plan Shop. Article courtesy of GoArticles.
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