The Best Floor Plans for 55+ Residents
Our team specializes in designing custom floor plans that are perfect for 55+ couples looking for the ideal retirement floor plan. In this article, we cover:
- The benefits of retiring with a custom floor plan
- The top five floor plans for retirement, including:
- The Charlotte
- The Camille
- The Hamilton
- The Preston
- The Cottage
- Where to find a custom home builder near Lake Thurmond
Whether the kids have long gone off to college, you’ve entered retirement, or you’re simply drawn to a simpler style of living, a custom floor plan can be a great way to maximize your quality of life.
There are many benefits to be gained from selecting a floor plan that matches your current lifestyle. Taking time to review all of your available options will help you make the best choice for you and your family. Read on to discover why downsizing might be the right decision for you and which floor plan is best based on your individual needs, wants, and desires!
Benefits of Retiring with a Custom Floor Plan
No matter the reason for why downsizing might be necessary, there are several benefits that homeowners can gain just by selecting the right custom floor plan. These include:
- Time Outdoors: A smaller floor plan can be a great way to encourage more time spent outside — especially when building in the beautiful Lake Thurmond area. With a smaller floor plan, you’ll feel more compelled to explore all the wonderful things to do in the area.
- Bonding Time: Many studies have shown the psychological benefits of increased time with family. Smaller floor plans create a more intimate environment for you and your family to connect and bond with one another.
- Reduced Maintenance: A bigger home means more space to clean. By downsizing with a custom floor plan, you’ll be able to enjoy more time spent relaxing and enjoying your space rather than cleaning it.
- Lower Cost: Not only are smaller floor plans less expensive to build, but they also offer lower utility expenses for homeowners thanks to the reduced square footage and energy it takes to keep your home comfortable.
Our Top 5 Floor Plans for Retired Couples
When it comes to retirement, there are three key areas that need to be met in order to craft the perfect floor plan: comfort, size, and functionality. Ideally, a custom floor plan designed for a retired couple should not exceed 1,800 square feet, yet should promote maximum comfort and meet the functional needs of its homeowners.
Our team offers plenty of floor plans that satisfy all of these requirements, including:
This floor plan starts at 1,661 square feet and includes three bedrooms, a mudroom and connected laundry room, spacious great room, and patio area. A perfect layout for relaxing and enjoying time with family, The Charlotte can be completely customized to include any number of unique features, including:
- Stainless Whirlpool Appliances
- Granite Countertops
- Hardwood Flooring
- And much more!
A slightly larger floor plan, The Camille features 1,726 square feet of space. This three-bedroom floor plan also boasts a spacious, open-concept kitchen that looks into the great room and dining room areas — perfect for entertaining family and friends. The Camille is also an excellent choice for outdoor enthusiasts as it offers an extra-large garage with plenty of storage space for all your recreational vehicles and outdoor hobbies.
At 1,687 square feet, The Hamilton is the perfect three-bedroom home for comfortable downsizing with your family. The open concept floor plan with cathedral ceilings features an eat-in kitchen, dining room, and great room — all able to look out onto the gorgeous 18’ x 12’ back porch. This spacious home will make downsizing feel stress-free and easy, especially with its attached two-car garage with ample storage space for all of your outdoor recreational supplies.
If the thought of downsizing gives you anxiety, perhaps The Preston is more your speed. At 1,780 square feet, this spacious home includes three bedrooms and an open-concept layout similar to The Camille. Already equipped with an extra-large garage, this floor plan comes with the option to include an even larger garage and even a bonus room with an attached bathroom and walk-in closet.
Our cottage floor plans come in two available layouts: two-bedroom and three-bedroom. The two-bedroom cottage is the perfect choice for 55+ couples or small families looking to downsize. At 1,459 square feet, this cozy cottage offers plenty of space to relax and enjoy all that the Lake Thurmond area has to offer.
If our two-bedroom option sounds a little too cozy for your liking, we also offer a three-bedroom cottage floor plan at 1,602 square feet. This cottage comes with an extra-large garage and option to expand to an even larger garage space so you always have room to store your car, boat, golf cart, and anything else your heart desires!
Start Retiring with Lee Builders Today!
Choosing the right floor plan for downsizing and retirement can be a challenge without the right home builder by your side. At Lee Builders, our team has helped plenty of 55+ couples and small families construct dream homes with just the right amount of space to satisfy their unique lifestyle. Each of our floor plans is completely customizable, allowing you to create a space that meets your every need, want, and desire. Get started with your downsizing plans by consulting with Lee Builders today!