Remodels boom as owners choose upgrades over new houses

LONDON: Spending on renovations may rise to a record this year as homeowners with low interest rates decide to stay put and remodel their existing homes, stimulus programs encourage energy-efficiency upgrades, and surging demand for rentals spur landlords to invest in their properties, according to a new report released by a university housing research unit.
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Rise of families with three generations under one roof

BIRMINGHAM: The number of homes where two or more generations live under the same roof has soared by more than half in just ten years, new figures have shown.

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Interactive ‘design your own apartment’ introduced for seniors

SINGAPORE: A new Housing and Development Board (HDB) display apartment gallery was launched yesterday. It features a studio apartment and an interactive design-your-own-flat station.

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Struggling school wants to partner with assisted living provider

CARDIFF: A struggling school is considering an innovative idea to keep its doors open and serve the community’s youngest and oldest residents. It wants to turn half of its classrooms into assisted living apartments.

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