Remodeling Eden Prairie Single-Story Homes by Destiny Homes
Modern one-floor homes are open and bright, creating Minnesota daylight-filled rooms with fewer walls. Eden Prairie one story ranch houses offer many features and benefits across an extensive range of square footage options and unique home designs. Destiny Home's clients are surprised that a ranch house can be so elegant. Avoiding five or six trips up and down stairs each day is worth it to many homeowners and high-ended home renovations are transforming homes into luxury single story living. Awarded Remodeler of the Year 2010, Liz Sprenger adds style and personality.
Residential Homeowners Are Drawn To Eden Prairie For A Quality Lifestyle.
CNN Money voted the City of Eden Prairie the third best place to live in the U.S with a population of 61, 200. Eden Prairie is known for its terrific employment prospects, natural woodland, beautiful landscapes, walking paths, and a well-educated workforce. It's also kept a healthy budget surplus of 2% the past two years, which draws residential homeowners. Protected Eden Prairie wetlands offer exceptional scenery and quiet residential neighborhoods.
Eden Prairie One-Level Ranch Homes In Upscale Neighborhoods
Housing data continues to be positive, showing strong growth in requests to remodel and retrofit homes for retiring seniors seeking one-level ranch homes in upscale residential neighborhoods. The National Association of Home Builders/ First American Improving Markets Index (IMI) increased to levels of 259 in February, up from 242 a month ago. The recovery in housing is solid nationwide, with every state gaining rank on the IMI list in at least one category. The 55+ housing market improved in the fourth quarter of 2012 over the same period a year ago, according to NAHB’s latest 55+ Housing Market Indices (55+ HMIs). Although both 55+ HMIs are still below 50, it is remarkable how both have improved significantly from a year ago. The residential single-family index increased 10 points to a level of 28, the fifth consecutive quarter of year over year improvements.
"People who want to have a one-story house are looking for ranch homes and buying, including boomers but also young families who don’t want to be running up and down the stairs. The trend is unmistakable. The Ranch-style house, a phenomenal success in the '40s, '50s, and '60s, is making a comeback. Like the enthusiastic embrace of Modern-style houses in the past decade, the Ranch house today is being snatched up and restored all across suburban America." ~Alan Hess, author of the book The Ranch House
Eden Prairie Ranch Home Renovations
To help older ranch homes remain repaired and well-maintained, and to keep up with housing trends, Destiny Homes renovations that update a ranch home's living space are enormously successful. With interest rates low, some homeowners are taking advantage of it and renovating their homes for future needs as well as todays' lifestyles. For some selling and move-up buying is the best option. Other homeowners are deciding to renovate their existing home, with plans for it to be their "forever home". Homeowners can select a floor plan with features they can live with today as well as what will suit them tomorrow. The original ranch design was created with adding on and remodeling in mind. Minneapolis home builders are able to remove walls and change up floor plans usually easier than with other styles of houses.
Single Story Home Styles
Eden Prairie one level homes, sometimes referred to as ranch homes, or ramblers, commonly have one or more of the following features or characteristics:
Deep-set eaves with a horizontal layout
L-shaped floor-plan, with one side having greater length
U-shaped design with both extensions of the same length
Split level ranch
Raised style ranch
Rambling layout that is long and narrow
Architecture And Build Services Update A Home's Profile
Destiny Homes architecture and build services will walk through the process of drawing plans and exploring possibilities for your Eden Prairie single story home renovation. You may decide you want to change the entire profile of the house by raising the roof, add cathedral ceilings and skylights, or gabled dormers. New windows can simply transform a home's curb appeal. Open up the windows to bring in more light and optimize scenic views for daily enjoyment. Home remodels can easily include updating window trim, moldings, and shutters to make your home stand out on the block and add uniquely crafted personality. Some homeowners are removing outdated vinyl siding and choosing a whole new exterior surface treatment such as cedar shakes. Destiny Home's architecture plans may include a flowing entry to the home by placing the driveway and the plantings in a graceful curve and reduce excess sloping.
Remodeling Single Story Homes Retains The Comforts Of Remaining At Home
Aging in place may mean that a senior doesn't have to move from the comforts of home, however, that doesn't mean that housing adjustments aren't needed. Renovation and remodeling activity will allow those aging in place to repair, modernize, and reconfigure their homes. Home builders are finding a good portion of this remodeling activity is engaged before homeowners reach the age of 65 to prepare the home for aging in place. "The 50s and early 60s are an ideal time to undertake major remodeling projects – the kids have fledged the nest and the still-employed parents have some additional disposable income," says Harvard's Joint Center For Housing Studies. Past trends suggest that while there is some fall-off in total remodeling spending after owners turn age 65, elderly owners will remain fairly active in spending on home renovations and repair.
Accommodating Homeowner Preferences - Refitting Eden Prairie Homes
The Joint Center's working paper titled RENEWING HOMES FOR TOMORROW’S HOUSEHOLDS says, "The overwhelming majority of older homeowners prefer to remain in their current homes as they age". Destiny Homes enjoys helping families custom build a home's features, renovating and retrofitting single story homes to accommodate their changing needs. People are living longer and with better health. Boomers, who have shared life with their own parents as they aged in place, often perceive and prioritize the benefits of single-floor living before the need for it becomes a driving factor. Additionally, Destiny Homes landscaping designs build walking paths and raised flower beds to reduce fatigue and stress while enjoying the pleasures of a home garden.
Increasingly, home buyers have been more interested in doing all of their living on the first floor, causing demand for single story homes to skyrocket. An overwhelming majority of older Americans want to remain in their homes for as long as possible, but lack awareness of how extensively and elegantly a home can be remodeled to make independent living possible. Destiny Homes retrofits homes to accommodate aging seniors or to help handicap individuals by offering home modifications tailored for specific needs. Some of the more common retrofits include:
A home addition that adds a bedroom on the first floor to avoid stairs
Wheelchair-accessible kitchens with lower counter tops
Full bathroom remodels including raised fixtures, ceiling tracks and installing grab bars
Building a roll-in shower with multiple showerheads
Patio additions accessed by sliding glass doors directly from the living area
Barrier-free no-step front and back door entryways
Building walk-in closets with storage accessible at differing heights
Custom built dens with a desk/work area with knee clearance
No-step thresholds which eliminates a common tripping hazard
Well-placed skylights and ceiling lights using rocket-type switches
Door handles rather than knobs
Add a covered entry to make it easier to come and go with added protection from extreme weather
Created an intimate sheltered sitting room beneath an inset porch or add a sunroom
Wide hallways and doorways for easier navigation.
Contact Destiny Homes for any questions you may have. Our work remodeling Wayzata homes and Minnetonka home makeovers will inspire your own ideas. Homeowners in Eden Prairie and surrounding area residential real estate communities ready to retrofit or remodel their homes may reach either Butch or Liz by calling 952-934-5706.
Download Harvard's Joint Center for Housing Studies Reviewing Homes For Tomorrow's Households
Download the NAHB report on Home Builder Confidence That Senior Housing Market Is Positive
Butch and Liz Sprenger, owners of Destiny Homes Remodeling And Renovation Services Home page: www.destiny-homes.com. Service the entire Twin Cites Metro, from our main office in 'Wayzata, MN working as home Remodeler and owner of Destiny Homes.