As baby boomers move into the golden years of their lives, the idea of building a retirement home has a whole lot of appeal.

Just as a general note, please don’t confuse retirement home with nursing home. Not yet, at least. Here, we’re talking about the house that you’re going to build for yourself and your spouse to spend the best years of your life in. When we say retirement home, we want it to mean nothing short of the most incredible living space you’ve ever owned. 

As baby boomers continuously move into the golden years of their lives, the idea to build a final home is top of mind for some. Whether it’s downsizing, moving to a different area, or simply that you’re ready for something new, there’s a lot of appeal in building a retirement home.

Athens has quickly become one of the best places to live in Alabama due to its proximity to business centers, dining and shopping, recreation, and a first-class educational system.

Athens is named one of the best places to live in Alabama annually. As Huntsville continues to solidify itself as the epicenter of technology in the state, if not the whole southeast, the desire to live in a quaint town that’s close to everything has become very appealing. The Elk River is nearby, as is the Tennessee. And with endless trails and some of the most beautiful golf courses in the state, it’s no wonder that folks of all ages are flocking to the area. 

Calling a house your own has so many advantages, making the benefits of owning a home perhaps the best investments you’ll ever make. 

Buying a home is the biggest monetary investment most people will make in their lives. It can almost seem daunting - those huge upfront costs, the upkeep, even the notion of settling down into one place can dissuade some. 

But homeownership is also very satisfying and comforting. The benefits of owning a home, both personal and financial, will outweigh the disadvantages. You now have the ability to build equity and receive tax breaks. Plus, the house and property is yours to do as you wish. You have ultimate freedom to make as many changes and additions as you’d like. 

For Kenny Winter, president and CEO of Winter Homes, a custom home building company in Athens, Alabama, carpentry was ingrained in him at a very young age.

For Kenny Winter, President and CEO of Winter Homes, a custom home building company in Athens, Alabama, carpentry was ingrained in him at a very young age. 

Home building is in the blood of Kenny Winter. In fact, you can say it’s come down through his family dating back a couple generations. Kenny’s grandad and great-grandad were both master carpenters, skilled in every single aspect of the trade. From landscaping to electrical wiring, they did it all. 

When it’s time for you to choose a home builder, here are the considerations to help you make the right decision.
When it’s time for you to choose a home builder, here are the considerations to help you make the right decision.

Let us start by saying that this is not a “why you need to hire us” article. We know we’re not the home builder for everyone nor is every potential client suited for what we do. That said, we believe that at the very least we can help get you started in your search for the best home builder that’s right for you.
Making the decision to build a home is a huge life event and probably the biggest investment you’ll ever make. It’s at the same time exciting, scary, and overwhelming. You’ll undoubtedly entertain an endless list of questions that include things like budget, location, floor plans, and finally, who you’ll hire to build your new home.

These 3 easy DIY home projects are great for the whole family to enjoy throughout the summer.

There’s nothing like an Alabama summer evening working in the garden or watching birds come to a feeder. The sun drops down just below the western horizon to create a panoply of colors throughout the sky. The heat breaks, drifts of mouth-watering smoke from your grill dissipate in the cool breeze that sweeps across the backyard. Tomatoes just pulled from the garden lay freshly sliced and perfectly red on a cutting board. Hummingbirds buzz through the air like fighter jets to pull a few more drops of juice from the feeders before it’s time to roost. You enjoy these tiny aspects of summer goodness even more because they are literally the fruits of your labor.

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