Thoughts and ideas are powerful. It’s a wonderful feeling to embrace an idea so passionately that it grows into a creative entity that makes a difference in people’s lives.
That’s how The True Life Companies (TTLC) feels about the concept of Livable Design. It’s an innovative model that allows for families of every age and stage to live, breathe, work and play in a space that is not only stylish, but also functional and healthy.
Every day we add value to the TTLC brand by striving for superior standards that meet the needs of our homebuilding partners. But the fabric of today’s traditional household is changing and we know it. So our teams, comprised of knowledgeable, experienced professionals who boldly push ahead into new and exciting territory, are moving forward with a Livable Design approach created for multi-generational households.
These modern and evolving families are fast becoming the new normal in California and we are working to incorporate this feature of Livable Designs for the multi-generational family into a number of our master planned communities.
According to a report from the Pew Research Center, a record 57 million, or 18.1 percent of Americans were living in multi-generational homes in 2012. That’s double the number in 1980.
In fact, roughly 13 percent of home buyers are currently and actively looking for a multi-generational home, according to the Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends report released by the National Association of Realtors earlier this year.
So what does this mean?
It means we must consider offering master plan homes that include accommodations for the young, the aging and the disabled.
It means a new standard homebuilding including features like multi-level counter spaces in kitchens, wider hallways and doorways, zero -step entries and light switches at convenient and safe reach levels for all ages.
It means ADA-compliant paths and walking trails to accommodate both width and slope concerns.
It means recreational features that serve fit and youthful residents and offer low-impact uses for more mature residents.
At TTLC we are practicing our Art by challenging our ability to shape how people live their lives. That’s why I believe in this concept and why we are taking concrete action to implement these designs and impact families in a meaningful, powerful way. That’s what we believe in.
What are you doing to change someone’s world for the better?