If you are about to retire, the last thing on your mind may be remodeling your home's interior. However, by the time you reach retirement age, several things may have taken place that make a home remodel necessary. If any of the following things are true, it may be time to plan a remodeling project.
The kids have moved out
If you are still living in a house designed for an active and growing family and the kids have left home, you probably have extra space. Empty bedrooms can be turned into craft or exercise rooms. Maximize your indoor space by putting idle rooms to use.
You want to entertain more often
Maybe you always dreamed of being able to throw an impromptu party or host family events at your home but you never had the time. With more time freed up in the retirement years, you may decide it is time to start hosting great parties and holiday gatherings for friends and family. Upgrading your kitchen can make entertaining easier by adding a larger workspace, such as an island bar, or taking advantage of new innovations in kitchen appliances that make preparing a meal easier.
You are experiencing health problems
For many people, retirement age brings with it bodies that begin to experience aches and pains or other health issues that make it difficult to navigate the home safely. Installing motion sensor lighting throughout the home may help you avoid falls around the house. If you have a two-story home, you may want to remodel the downstairs to be your primary living space and avoid the need to climb stairs every day.
You plan to move aging parents in
If you are considering moving your aging parents into your home, converting unused bedrooms into living quarters for parents can be helpful. Your parents can still have privacy and independence and you will be close by if they need assistance. You can get them involved in the remodeling process by letting them choose elements and accent items to make their space feel like home.
Approaching retirement age is always an exciting time as you begin to plan how you will spend your new freedom from punching the time clock every day. Retirement is also a great time to analyze the needs you have and plan a home makeover. Chances are what you need in a home now looks much different from what your parents needed when you were just starting out as a homeowner, which makes a home remodel in great retirement project.
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