As the first wave of America's baby boomers reach retirement age and begin to rethink the way they live, the demand for 55-plus-inspired housing continues to grow.
BUILDER partnered with Taylor Morrison to bring the NEXTadventure project to life. The home was designed using exclusive insight into what drives the purchasing decisions of the 55-plus buyer, and incorporated trends and products that appeal to the demographic. Now, it stands as a real-world example of ways builders across the U.S. can cater to one of the largest cohort groups.
The home will be unveiled tonight in Orlando's Highland Ranch community, and will be on display for visits all week during the 2017 International Builders' Show. Don't miss it! But before you go, make sure to read up on these products featured in the NEXTadventure Home that cater to the baby boomer buyer:
The Broan Ventilation Fan with Sensonic Stereo Speakers brings audio to bathrooms. Integrated within an Energy Star ventilation fan, the speakers use Bluetooth wireless technology to play audio through most Bluetooth-enabled devices. Sensonic Stereo Speakers are available in two configurations.
Clopay’s Modern Steel Collection of garage doors offers a wide range of customization options, including window placement, grooved or flush panel designs, 1,800 color or stain choices, and storm-resistant materials. The doors are available with optional Intellicore polyurethane foam insulation, which provides an 18.4 R-value, and the company’s WindCode Storm-Ready reinforcement for coastal and high wind regions.
Daltile’s three tile collections showcased in the home add touches of warmth, luxury, and color through out the space. Saddle Brook glazed porcelain tile offers the look of hardwood flooring in a durable, scratch-and-moisture resistant surface. The line has four wood-tone color options. The Ambassador line, used for the family room wall, is inspired by quartzite found in the Swiss Alps. Shown here in Wanderlust White, the line uses monodirectional graining to imitate natural stone. Retro Rounds, available in 13 colors, brightens up walls, backsplashes, and pool linings.
Textured Slate concrete roof tiles feature beveled edges on the bottom and sides of the tile and a textured surface to provide each tile with a distinctive depth and separation. The tiles are also coated with a thermal barrier that insulates and reduces the heat transfer in and out of the home by 20% to 40% for increased energy efficiency. The coating protects from mold, mildew, and bacteria growth for 10 years, says the company.
Marquee24 brings the subtle hues of natural cut limestone to the home. The veneer is lighter and adheres more easily to a variety of surfaces than natural stone for faster installation at one-third to half the cost, according to the manufacturer. The product is freeze and thaw tested and claims to have minimal color change over time. The stone is offered in 12-inch-by-24-inch veneer and is a good choice for accent walls or fireplace backsplashes.
GE’s French Door Wall Oven’s double door design is inspired by an industrial kitchen. Users are able to control the WiFi-enabled oven from a smart device and open both doors at the same time using only one hand. The oven features a self-clean with steam clean option, a heavy-duty roller rack, a 10-pass dual broiler system, and electronic dial controls on a glass touchscreen.
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