You are at the time of your life when you thought everything would be sorted out. The kids would be independent, your parents would be retired in some sunny climate and you would be free to live your dreams...but then reality hits. Like so many of our peers, you need to play a larger supporting role in the lives of your children and parents while trying to plan and save for your own “retirement” years – introducting the ‘sandwich generation.’
Now is not the time to lose hope. In this lively and informative presentation, Home Design Transformation authority, Colin Healy, will show you ways to create new uses for your existing spaces. He will demonstrate how you can transform your current home back into your dream home, without ever having to leave your home!
● How living in your home longer can build equity and save you money
● The value of a master plan for your home to be executed in stages
● The 5 essential elements for planning a successful accessory apartment
● Ways to repurpose current living space to create effective living & working space within your existing home
● How personal spaces can be crafted to help keep your sanity
● How to determine if it really is actually time to move
Best Audiences: This presentation is designed for adults with aging parents, for adults near retirement who want to stay in their home
Pondview Inspection, LLC
Colin Healy believes that our homes are reflections of our personalities and our values, and that our values in our later years are more important than ever!
For over 25 years, Colin has been transforming homes for beauty, function and longevity. In his first company, Colin modified homes to use Passive Solar Energy to create heat and grow food year-round in elegant greenhouse structures. He now helps countless homeowners reinvent their homes to fit their changing needs, evolving passions and growing families.
Colin developed his Next Step Home Design Process to guide clients through the home design and construction experience with reduced risk and superior results.
Colin graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BARCH from the Spitzer School of Architecture at City College of New York. He is a Certified Aging in Place Specialist from the National Association of Home Builders, has lectured on Green Design, chaired a study on Design Solutions for Home Sharing for Home Haven Village in New Haven, CT, a member of the Village to Village Network.