The home industry is always changing and growing. Along with those changes come new buzz words that on occasion, need some additional explanation.
Here is a quick list we developed to clear up any confusion on what these terms mean.
Accessible - In terms of home design and construction this term applies to creating a home that is capable of being used by all, despite age or health related concerns
Universal Design - Creating home and work environments accessible to people with and without disabilities
Aging-in-Place - The Center for Disease Control defines aging in place as "the
ability to live in one's own home and community safely, independently,
and comfortably, regardless of age, income, or ability level.
Are there any terms you would like to learn more about?
The Christmas season is upon us! Here at Park Ridge we like to think outside the box when it comes to the design of our homes, so we thought our buyers might like some "out of the box" decorating ideas for Christmas this year!
We've provided some alternatives to the traditional Christmas wreath. Let us know what you think and if you have any ideas of your own to share!
Now is a great time to begin planning ahead for your Thanksgiving
festivities. From side dishes to seating arrangements there are many
things to think about. We've provided some inspiration for table
settings. Take a look!
A satisfactory custom building experience involves a few key elements:
Professional service, quality workmanship, and a home delivered on time
and on budget.
Staying on budget is often an area of concern especially for first time
custom home buyers. Here are a few tips to help keep you on budget.
Know your priorities - What areas of the home are you most
particular about? Where would you rather spend more money and where
would you rather spend less? For example, if no one will ever see the
play room upstairs, put more money into the entertaining areas in the
Spend the money now if it will cost more later - There are certain
items that can be easily updated as you live in your home. For larger
projects such as flooring or cabinetry, it might be worth paying the
cost before you move in.
Leave a little wiggle room - There may be something that comes up
during the construction process that you wish you had thought of during
the design phase. Leave yourself some room in the budget to make these
Talk with your builder - Be clear from the very beginning about your
budget restraints, what type of look you want to have, and what
products you want in the home. Keep clear communication lines throughout
the building process so there are no misunderstandings.
Building a custom home should be a fun and unique experience. By
planning ahead you can stick to your budget while still building the
house of your dreams.
According to the latest housing statistics, households with more than one generation living in them are on the rise.
There are several reasons for this rising trend including the down economy, aging parents with longer life spans and increased cultural diversity.
Park Ridge Builders offers home plans conducive to multi-generational living. These plans feature two master suites - one on the first floor and one on the second. Park Ridge also offers Universal Design elements that make homes accessible for the elderly and those with disabilities.
Contact Park Ridge today to see some of their multi-generational home plans!
Park Ridge is excited to announce that their first Youtube video is now up and running!
The YouTube channel will become a source of informative videos on a variety of topics including Universal Design, Custom Building, Park Ridge communities and more!
In this first video, Park Ridge owner and builder Glynn Bruker walks you through one of his available homes located in Tudor Branch. During the tour, Bruker points out the Universal Design features and the advantages they provide as a families needs change over time.
Check back often as we are just getting started building our video library!
With the change in the seasons comes a chance to redecorate and redefine your home's look! Start with an update to the front of your home for the most impact on curb appeal. For ideas we turned to Pinterest for some of today's hot looks in Fall decor.