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It’s one of the most common design challenges for cottage owners, and one of the easiest to get wrong: how to build a place that will serve as a family cottage now and a retirement home in a few years. “It’s a really tough transition for a lot of people,” says Selena McConnell, a lead designer with Royal Homes.

“Some people build large homes so there’s a lot of room for the kids when they come back to visit. However, they can end up taking on all kinds of debt for a space that only gets used when the kids come back for the holidays.”

It’s not just about the amount of space: a great design takes into account the way different families will use the home.

“For the parents, the house is a retirement home. It’s where they live all the time,” Selena explains. “But for the kids, the new house will always be the cottage.”

We had a Royal Home built in 1989, truly loved this home, because of unforeseen circumstances, we sold the house in the 90's.. However if we ever have another chance we would have another Royal Home in an instant... Truly no complaints.Doris
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