You've spent the better part of your life taking care of your home. Now, just because your family has grown and moved away, it doesn't mean that you can't still enjoy the comfort of your home along with all of its cherished memories.
In most cases, your empty nest will have much more space than you will need in your retirement years. While it will be nice to have plenty of extra room for when your family visits, you will, for different reasons, want to consider making some necessary changes to your home's layout to make it more conducive to the lifestyle that you plan to maintain on a daily basis. Here are a few things to think about.
Think about a remodel.
You may want to think about remodeling your home for a variety reasons. Ease of accessibility as well as your extended comfort level should be your main priorities when planning to spend your retirement years in your forever home.
Close off part of the house.
The everyday dusting, cleaning, and vacuuming of a house takes a significant amount of time, especially with a larger home. Chances are, you have a few more rooms in your house now that you are planning to retire and your family is gone. A good way to make cleaning easier is to close different rooms, or, even entire floors. You can close the heating and cooling vents, cover the furniture in sheets to minimize the dust, and not use the rooms at all. And, when it’s time for company, you can easily reopen the room for use.
These are just a few things to consider to make your home more enjoyable for your retirement years. The main idea is to make your home easier for you to navigate, clean, and be comfortable in. With a little planning, you can easily keep the home that you raised your family in and enjoy being surrounded by all of those treasured memories for as long as you want.