For those of us who count ourselves among the 80 million or so Americans who were born between 1946 and 1964, we've become well aware of our status as "Baby Boomers." For years, we've been hearing about numerous boomer-related statistics and trivia that indicate that our sheer number (about 26% of the population) has the power to affect almost every aspect of life in the United States.
With an entire generation of Baby Boomers about to retire, architects and designers are adding universal touches to their home designs to suit an aging population. We all want more comfort in our homes. Lets face it, opening doors with arms full of groceries is as difficult at 30 as it is at 70. We are a more health conscious and eco-friendly generation, which means we expect more from our homes.
You can professionally design your own custom fireplace before you even purchase a single stone with Cultured Stone's® Fireplace Design Solutions interactive program.
Create great curb appeal with the fiberglass Classic-Craft® American Style Collection™ from Therma-Tru®, which unlike wood doors resist splitting, cracking and rotting.
Green Living Tips
Since about half of your electric bill comes from major appliances, electronics and home office equipment and another 20% is attributed to lighting and the remainder in the heating and cooling of your home it is essential that you choose green appliances to effectively control energy consumption.