Easy Storage Solutions for Older Home Buyers

Filed in Councils & Committees, Design by on July 28, 2017 2 Comments

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Finding storage space can be tricky for 55+ home buyers who have spent their whole life accumulating stuff and can have a tough time navigating stairs. A story in a recent issue of NAHB’s 55+ Housing magazine, Living It Up while Moving Down: Storage, Storage, and More Storage, has great tips for builders on creating more room.

  • The “Florida basement” — pull-down steps to storage above the garage — is perfect for occasionally used items like holiday decorations.
  • Hallway recesses can provide storage for wine bottles and glasses to save 55+ buyers a trip down to the wine cellar and, more important, let them show off their collection.
  • To accommodate occasional overnight guests, try pull-down wall beds in a study or den instead of creating a separate guest bedroom.

Learn more in the 55+ Housing Online Magazine. Learn more about the NAHB 55+ Housing Council.

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  1. Jackie says:

    For older persons, putting things in an attic not a good idea. They may fall. My children will not let me get on a ladder or stairs. Just saying, might want to rethink that.

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