A Room of Their Own: Designing A Playroom Your Grandchildren Will Love
A Room of Their Own: Designing A Playroom Your Grandchildren Will Love

When the nest empties, it doesn’t always stay that way. There’s nothing better than borrowing the grandkids for a few days and getting some quality time with them. No wonder so many empty-nesters create fun playrooms for visiting grandchildren. McKenzie …

What I Learned From Test-Driving Retirement
What I Learned From Test-Driving Retirement

My wife and I officially became empty-nesters in August, so last winter, we took a “test drive” of retirement. We spent two weeks lounging on a beach in Florida. Sitting out in the sun and doing nothing was fun at …

What Can You Do With More Time?
What Can You Do With More Time?

The more I think about what I want to do once my youngest daughter is off to college, the more I realize how open-ended that question is. As Jim Mercier, one of our homeowners, puts it, “It’s back to what you …

Top 5 myths about building a custom home
Top 5 myths about building a custom home

Many people approach the idea of building a custom home with some apprehension. Whether it is cost overruns, building delays or worry over the sheer number of decisions that must be made, the custom home building process can seem overwhelming. …

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