Baby Boomer house plans accommodate a variety of factors typically associated with the Baby Boomer Generation. If you’re a Baby Boomer, that means you’re in your mid-50s, 60s, or 70s. At this point in your life you may have grown children and young grandchildren who need to stay with you—be it for a summer vacation, or as a more permanent arrangement. You may also need to house elderly parents or inlaws who can no longer take care of themselves. For this reason, you'll discover multi-generational house plans in the collection below. A multi-generational home plan is simply a floor plan design that can comfortably fit multiple generations under its roof. This can be accomplished a few different ways. One example would be a house plan that features a kitchen/living area on the main level as well as the lower level. Another example might be a home plan that offers an inlaw suite with a private entrance. Dual master suites (one on the main level, and one on either the lower or upper level) are another common characteristic of a multigenerational plan.
The theme of Universal Design is also present in the below collection of Baby Boomer house plans. Universal Design is all about making a house plan easily accessible so all residents may gracefully age in place. For instance, featuring (at least one) master suite on the main level will allow the masters of the house (or an elderly family member) to avoid climbing and descending a flight of stairs multiple times a day. Alternatively, you could select a house plan with an elevator.
As you browse the below collection of Baby Boomer house plans, ask yourself what kind of design is going to be right for you. Start with the basics. For instance—do you like to cook? If so, you might want to select a plan with a big kitchen. Do you have a lot of clothes? If so, you may want to choose a plan with a large walk-in closet in the master. Do you like to BBQ or simply relax outside? If so, look for a plan with a nice porch, deck, veranda, etc. Then consider more long-term ideas, like who might need to move in with you and what their needs are, as well as how your needs may change in the coming years.
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