Custom Homes and Retirement, Part 1

As retirement approaches, you may be considering a move. Odds are, your kids are grown and off running their own lives. Thus, you have a home that is too big for your needs. Maybe you want to move closer to family. There are a number of reasons you may want to consider a move as retirement approaches. But should you consider a custom built home?

Classic Custom Builders has built over 600 custom homes in Northern Colorado since 1991. Our mission is to bring the highest quality, flexibility, personalization, and customer service to our customers, while creating the home of their dreams. We stay on the cutting edge of custom home building innovations and trends, so we are well versed in the types of homes our clients are looking for. Below, we'll go over some reasons why you may want to consider a custom home build when you head into retirement. Contact us today to get started!


Smaller & On One Story

When you have kids and dogs running around your home, you definitely need space. As your kids age into the teenage years, you need even more space (more for your sanity than anything else). However, the kids eventually grow, move out, and start their own families. Now you are left with a huge house, maybe a small dog, and you spend a lot of time cleaning. With a custom home build, you can build a home that is the perfect size for your wants and needs.

If you have a large house on more than one floor, many people heading into retirement want to move to a single-story home. Falls in seniors are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries. In fact, one in four Americans over the age of 65 falls every year, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Stairs are a fall hazard, and if you can avoid them, it is highly advised. Furthermore, if you have a mobility issue, such as needing to use a walker, a cane, or a wheelchair, investing in a custom home build allows you to have extra wide hallways and a stair lift if needed.

Custom To Your Needs and Wants

Besides being smaller and on one story, with a custom home built by Classic Custom Builders in Northern Colorado, you can have everything you've always wanted in a home. You can have the master bedroom on the opposite side of the house. You can build a sunroom or a veranda to sit and have coffee every morning. You can build lower shelves in the kitchen so you can reach them safely. You can have a custom kitchen island with the sink and the dishwasher in the island. You can design the floorplan to be as open or as closed as you want. You can have a three-car garage so you can tinker on your car projects. You can have a mudroom and a Jack & Jill bathroom for the guest rooms. You can have a window seat, a covered front porch, and an apple tree right in your front yard.

The sky's the limit when it comes to custom home builds, so be sure to include everything you've ever wanted when you get started.



Retirement is the time to enjoy your golden years and reap the rewards that you've spent a lifetime building. When you are looking to downgrade your family home, rather than just buy a condo in town, consider a custom home build from Classic Custom Builders. We've been building luxury homes since 1991, and we believe we offer the best homes to meet your needs. Our homes are of the best quality, using the best building materials and floor plans to suit your needs.

Once you've made the decision to go with a custom home, choosing the builder is the next step. Then, you'll set a budget and choose a location. Your home will be designed exactly to your specifications, and once all of the paperwork and logistics are finalized, we can get to work. Begin to make your dream home come to fruition and call us today!