New Home Options for Downsizers and Empty Nesters

New Home Options for Downsizers and Empty Nesters

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Advantages of smaller home designs

Downsizers or empty-nesters (parents whose children have grown up and left home) usually want to live in a smaller home in order to free up some time, and possibly some cash too. They often want a three-bedroom, single-storey home that’s low maintenance and one that you can lock up and leave. But they also want high-quality.

Having a smaller home and block usually requires less time to clean and maintain, as well as often being more conveniently located closer to shops and other conveniences.

Downsizers can gain a financial advantage when transferring from a larger property to a smaller property

In the case of older, retired couples, this financial advantage can sometimes be key in underpinning their financial security throughout their golden years.

Stroud Homes downsizer home designs

Stroud Homes has a variety of options for anyone looking to downsize their home.

Whether it’s a two or three bedroom design that can fit on smaller blocks, or possibly a shared living arrangement like granny flats or duplexes, there are plenty of options to choose from such as granny flats or dual living.

The plans feature clever design solutions that will save on space, while keeping a strong focus on practicality and aesthetics. Browse through a selection of our downsizer home designs:

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A smaller home that’s big on features and quality
What we loved about our new home
  • Butlers Pantry
  • Media Room
  • Big master bedroom with ensuite and retreat
  • Large laundry
  • Big living area – get more sun
  • Larger than standard guest bedrooms

What our customers say

David D'Silva
Central Highlands and Goldfields, VIC
We are very happy and love our new house everything we wanted

Our build was managed very well we had a great supervisor that always kept us informed each week of the progress of the house and the office staff and David were always helpful and engaging.
The workmanship and build was very good have very few problems which has been addressed Our driveway was our biggest issue.
The company was always prepared to fix issues that we had without any problems
It was the same with what we were quoted from the start

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Stroud was absolutely brilliant from start to finish. Especially on the build front. Any problems that arose were dealt with swiftly. Communication around the progress of the build was excellent.

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Personal, Professional – GREAT BUILDER!

I had the very pleasure of dealing with David and his team at Stroud Homes in planning the build of my dream home a little while ago. Unfortunately personal circumstances prevented me from building this time… but if I have the opportunity again, Stroud Homes & David & his team will be my first choice. After previously building 2 homes with others builders where we felt like a number, dealing with these guys was such a pleasant change! I couldn’t fail the personal service, professionalism & care taken to make us feel like one of the Stroud family. I’d highly recommend anyone to have a chat to these guys if you are considering a build. Thanks again David, Annette & team – Jodie

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