Move or Remodel? Key Factors for Empty Nesters and Retirees to Consider

As the family grows up and out, you may find that space or rooms in the house are no longer needed or do not meet the needs of your changing lifestyle.

Aging-in-place shower features – low curb, walk-in, grab bars, bench, non-slip floor, and hand shower

Perhaps you want to take advantage of the built-up equity in the home. For an empty nester, now may be the perfect time to resettle before undertaking a downsizing becomes too overwhelming. Moving into a smaller home or condo where you could spend the next 20-30 years comfortably may be an ideal solution.

For those who are not ready to move, a home remodel to redefine the space for your new lifestyle and interests can be an exciting event. Give your home a new breath of life with an expanded kitchen for entertaining, a recreation space or theater in the basement, or reallocate space to make a larger master suite with spa-like bathroom.

Perhaps you’ve already found a home that is perfect size for you after retirement. In that case, remodeling to make the kitchen and bathroom more accessible as you age will be an invaluable investment. Easy to access walk-in showers, accessible lower cabinets with drawers, and plenty of space to move between elements are key features for aging-in-place. Improving safety, accessibility, and ease of use will allow you to maintain independence and healthy living.

If you love where you live… talk to a remodeling contractor today to see if a fresh design and renovation can make your home fit your new lifestyle and needs!