Baby Boomers are people born between 1946 and 1964 in America. There are more than 76 million Baby Boomers in the US. These people are definitely getting older but they do not have any plans of living in a retirement home. Instead, they are trying to downsize and look for smaller homes which are more suited to their present requirements.
Connecticut Real Estate & Investment helps Baby Boomers to find appropriate housing facilities in Connecticut. The Boomer generation generally prefers houses which have the following features:
- Open space
Baby Boomers usually prefer houses which have wider hallways and doors so that the extra space can facilitate the movement of a wheelchair in case that becomes a necessity in the future. Big doors and hallways also allow free movement of air so that the house is properly ventilated.
- Home Offices
After retirement, some Boomers opt for part-time work-from-home jobs. For this purpose, they require a separate room which can serve as a home office. They use this office to keep themselves active and earn some extra income.
- Bedrooms and Bathrooms on the first floor
It is very difficult for aging people to move up and down the stairs to go to the bedroom or bathroom. Most of the Boomers prefer having these rooms on the first floor for convenience. This trend has been started by those who suffer from back and knee issues.
- Low maintenance exteriors
People do not enjoy doing laborious tasks like landscaping and house painting when they grow older. That is why they prefer having exteriors made of brick or stucco and elements like patios, kitchen gardens and flower beds which do not require much maintenance.
- Good Lighting
Visibility diminishes with age. Therefore, Boomers prefer to have more sources of light in their homes- both natural and artificial. Bigger windows to let in the sunlight and light fixtures along the stairs and inside cabinets are some of the features which they look for. Multiple switches and remotes save a lot of trips and help in controlling the lighting inside the house.
- Media Room
There are many Boomers who wish to have a separate media room inside the house with a surround sound system and a giant television for entertainment purposes.
Connecticut Real Estate & Investment helps Baby Boomers to find their dream homes in Connecticut with all these features to make their retired life comfortable.
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