Designing a home for main level living makes practical sense as we transition into the empty nest years. A well designed rancher will accommodate many years of comfort and ensures a safe living environment in the event mobility needs change.
Why Build a Rancher?
We are frequently asked to build ranchers – homes in which every day living can take place all on the main level. Our homes typically include generous kitchen spaces for entertaining guests, a master bedroom and spacious ensuite, and a well-equipped laundry room with lots of storage. These rooms are often all on one level along with other spaces usually found on a main level. All of your everyday living can be done without needing to use stairs.
Ranchers became uniquely special to me as I watched my father-in-law transition in his later years from a strong, vibrant individual, to someone who struggled to walk and care for himself adequately. He desperately wished to live at home. I am fortunate that he was able to spend his final year of life in his home that did have the space and design necessary to support his changing his mobility needs. The experience of assisting my aging father reinforced in my mind the importance of designing homes to suit current and future needs.
If you are considering a rancher, a beautiful, well designed home that supports one level living and an active lifestyle at the same time, give us a call at (604) 626-4688 or contact us through our website.
Be sure to check out Our Portfolio page to see some of the ranchers we have designed and built. And finally, visit our Aging in Place webpage!
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