Popular Floorplans for Retirees

More and more retirees are following their dreams of living in custom built homes. As a result, the retired population is fast becoming a significant sector in the custom home buying population. This is a popular trend for several reasons, but none more so than the fact that older Americans have special needs when it comes to their living spaces and many simply can't find what they need in existing homes on the market.

Here's a list of several must-have features today's retirees are asking for in their custom-built homes built by Trusst's Wilmington NC builders.

Single-Story Floorplans

One-level living is a must for a large percentage of retired home buyers. Or, at the very least, the master bedroom is expected to be on the main floor. This need is based on the fact that we all move a little more tenderly once we hit retirement age and beyond. Living in a single-story floorplan makes it easier to access all points in the home.

Spacious Kitchens

Today's retirees like a lot of attention to be placed on the kitchen. This is one of the rooms in which the highest quality accents and features are incorporated. Seniors prefer granite countertops because they are gorgeous, high-end, and easy to maintain. They also prefer quality plumbing fixtures, premium stainless steel appliances, and a generous amount of space to prepare food in.

Upscale Bathrooms

Luxury baths are also a popular addition among retirees. This generation prefers high quality tile, double sinks, designer lighting, radiant heat flooring, and large mirrors. They also like having both shower stalls with seats and whirlpool tubs for soaking in.

Casual Dining Nooks and Formal Dining Rooms

Today's seniors like variety. It's one reason why they want homes with both formal dining rooms and cozy, casual dining nooks. This allows them to enjoy a low-key breakfast at the dining nook while having the seating and table capacity available for hosting large family dinners and holiday parties.

Bonus Rooms

A bonus room is a room without a specific purpose at the time of building. This room can be turned into a guest room, a home office, an exercise room, an art studio, or anything else the homeowner needs it to be.


Seniors love having sunrooms or screened porches added on to their floorplans because these rooms allow them to enjoy the outdoors without being bothered by the elements or bugs. These rooms also serve as convenient greenhouses for those with green thumbs.

Main Floor Laundry Rooms

Retirees want to be able to access everything quickly and easily in their homes. This is why so many ask for laundry rooms located on the main floor. With this feature, a senior will be able to live independently even when using walking aids or a wheelchair.

Trusst's Wilmington NC Builders Can Give You the Home You Want and Need

If you're nearing retirement, the things you want and need in your home are going to change. As a result, now is the ideal time to start thinking about designing a home that's customized to your unique lifestyle. Call Trusst Builder Group today at 910-371-0304 to schedule a consultation with one of our architects. We'll help you design and build a home that will add comfort and satisfaction to the next stage of your life.