Livable Homes

A new home can be designed and tailored for your unique circumstances.

By making smart design inclusions at the outset, a home can make your life easier and be your home for the rest of your life.  Whether you are looking to downsize to a villa unit, subdivide and build on your own land, or knock down and rebuild, we can take care of everything for you.  This can include finding land, managing the design and approval process, building and landscaping.

For the elderly, injured and people with a disability, accessibility can be a significant issue with traditional building design.  By incorporating our design features such as wider doorways, no steps and specially designed bathrooms, our Lifetime Homes look no different from any other house but provide you with a much more functional and spacious home that can encourage independent living.

Some elements of Livable Housing Designs that we recommend are:

  • No steps
  • Wider doorways, hallways and garages
  • Lever door hardware and taps
  • Reinforced walls suitable to fix grab rails, either now or in the future
  • Stepless showers
  • Spacious kitchens and bathrooms
  • Specific appliances (eg retractable oven doors)

We believe homes are more than just for sleeping and eating.  We try to discover what’s really important to you and like to incorporate this into our Lifetime Homes.  For example, you may have a special hobby (craft, sewing, dog grooming, woodwork, collecting, art) or lifestyle requirements (campervan parking, vegetable garden, home gym).  We brainstorm ways to incorporate such areas into your Lifetime Home so you can easily enjoy doing the things you love.

Lifetime Homes believe it is a matter of future proofing a home for not only the lifetime of the home owner as they age in place, but also the lifetime of the home and its various residents.  Whether recovering from an operation, acquiring a permanent disability, a young parent pushing a twin side by side pram or hosting an elderly visitor in a walking frame … the Lifetime Home can provide access for all.