55+ Floor Plan Design Guide

On your search for a new home, explore all of the 55+ floor plans that Del Webb offers and decide which floor plan is best suited towards you. At Del Webb, you can help design your floor plan online by choosing between things like an extra room or bathroom.


And in terms of accessibility, you’ll enjoy the fact that our open floor plans make navigating around your home even easier. Plus, some of our homes offer additional features like walk-in showers—to take the hurdles out of everyday tasks. Here are a few floor plan design tips worth considering.


Floor Plan Design Tips

Finding your dream retirement home? We’re here to help. When exploring 55+ floor plans, here are some features that you might want to keep in mind.

Find Design to Match Your Tastes & Your Lifestyle

Floor plan design isn’t a one-plan-fits-all sort of thing. Are you more drawn to an elegant design or do you prefer modern simplicity? Maybe, you’d like to be lavished in a bit of luxury.


Of course, you need your home to go beyond the elements of design. Is becoming a master chef and entertainer part of your retirement plans? Or are you looking for enough space to stretch out a little and finally have room for your favorite hobby?


With our GenYou Floor Plans™ you can choose from floor plans that help you achieve it all in style—your style.

Consider Accessibility

You’ll get the most from floor plan designs that consider your most important needs. Are open floor plans important to you because you need space to navigate and cramped hallways just aren’t doing it for you anymore? Or how about modern kitchen designs that keep accessibility in mind? At Del Webb, we try to make sure that you can enjoy the luxuries you want without having to compromise on your practical needs.


What does that look like? All of our floor plan designs include an Owner’s Suite with an attached Owner’s Bath that offers spa-like luxuries—like deep soaking tubs and thoughtfully picked out tiles that elevate the design. But some of our plans also include things like zero-entry showers, so you can comfortably get in and out of the shower without feeling like you have to make a dangerous maneuver.


Design Floor Plans with Online Tools

Picturing your dream design can be difficult, but you can design floor plans online using a host of digital tools. These tools can help you navigate the space of your new home, consider different furniture layouts, explore the color of paint or cabinets, and even decide elements to increase your exterior curb appeal. Run out of ideas? No big deal. You can always use our Inspired Designs to help.


Using these design tools can help you sort out which 55+ floor plans will work best for you. Maybe you don’t need that extra room after all, but you are interested in adding a loft space. Perhaps that optional covered patio is exactly what you need to store some of your sweaty gym equipment or commit to starting that herb garden you’ve been talking about.

Incorporate Smart Home Technology

At Del Webb, we help you plan your Smart Home from the ground up. Every Del Webb home comes pre-wired to take on whatever smart devices you need to add more convenience to your life. Smart home technology is great for having a little bit of extra help when you need it. Or you can even set up a smart home security system so you always feel safe where it matters most.


Floor plan design is one of the funniest elements of building out your new construction home. Use this guide to decide if buying a home before retirement makes sense for you. Then sort through 55+ floor plans to decide on a design that helps you elevate your goals. There are plenty of benefits to living in a 55+ retirement community. Find the community and plan that fit your needs.




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Published  1.13.22  

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