The Baby Boomers, those born between 1946 and 1964, are reaching retirement age. Knowing the California Boomers, they will stay true to form and will ‘reinvent retirement’ making it a time for adventure. The real dilemma for many is whether to follow the tradition of past generations to move to retirement communities or to break the mold and ‘age in place’ in their homes. According to a recent article in U.S. News & World Report: Money Retirement, Baby Boomers are looking to creative solutions to retirement planning, and that includes smart investing in what is typically their largest asset – their homes.
Upgrading or remodeling a home with granite can be a wise investment. There are many areas where granite fabrication and installations can bring beauty and elegance to a dull space:
- Kitchen countertops
- Countertop repairs
- Tub Decks
- Bathroom Vanities
- Fireplace Hearths
- Bar Tops
- Shower Walls
- Tub Surrounds
- Window Sills
Granite is a high-quality solution to long-term planning, ensuring that the results will last as long as retirement. Granite comes in more than 100 colors, is stain resistance, and is a very hard and durable stone product. Because granite is a very versatile stone it can be used in a variety of spaces and with the option of several finished edges. Why is this so important?
California Boomers have an added bonus- according to Retire USA, “California offers the dream of a comfortable retirement in a good climate with extensive retirement amenities offered throughout the state…and home to five national parks: Yosemite, Redwoods, Sequoia, Lassen, and Kings Canyon as well as hundreds of state parks, national forests, Bureau of Land Management lands, and local parks”. Combining the natural beauty of the state with a quality home allows the retiring Boomer to rest assured in the investment value of their home.
When making decisions on investments you should always consult a licensed professional. A granite craftsman should be able to offer references, licensure information, a quote, and a warranty on the work being performed. We invite you to contact us to discuss how we can help you plan for the fun part of your retirement- remodeling your home to suit your new lifestyle.