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Planning for a Low Maintenance Adult Lifestyle

Low Maintenance Adult Lifestyle

One of the options that we offer at both The Vintages at Four Mile Creek and The Oaks at Six Mile Creek is a townhouse plan with a variety of low maintenance adult lifestyle features. These townhouse plans appeal to homeowners in our adult-living communities because all of the exterior maintenance and yard work including lawn care, planting beds, lawn irrigation and winter snow removal are taken care of. You have the freedom to come and go as you please without wasting valuable time and energy on upkeep! Exterior home finishes are also specifically designed for low or no maintenance. Exterior walls are clad in stone, brick Hardie Plank or stucco, while the roofs are finished with maintenance-free 50 year fibreglass shingles.

Of course, when choosing a home in an adult-living community, there are other things to consider as well. One major consideration for many homeowners is pre-planning for future needs. Ensuring that the home you choose will be able to accommodate future changes to your health and mobility will allow you to enjoy the home for many more years without the need for expensive renovations.

When planning both the detached and townhome options for our adult-living communities, we take this into consideration. In order to make these homes truly adult-friendly, doorways to master bedrooms and ensuite baths are extra wide for easy access. Soaker tubs are designed with ledges for easy support to get in and out of the bath. Optional walk in baths are also available. Solid railings are standard on all stairs to basements and lever handles are standard on all interior doors. All home plans offer single level living on level lots for easy access. Home security systems and emergency call devices are also available for homeowners who want to add an extra layer of security and safety. All of these little details work together to create a luxury home that allows homeowners age in place gracefully without expensive changes or renovations. – Robert Mills, Blythwood Homes

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