It’s never too early to start thinking about a custom home design as an empty nester. If you’re like many other parents sending their child off to college this year, then these design tips are just for you.
Design Tip 1
Not all stairs are created equal. While you may be young at heart, your knees are not. In your custom design plans consider opting in for a single-story home. As you move through different phases in your life, there may not be a need for you to have a two-story house. There can be added stress put on your body from climbing stairs every day just to get to a bedroom or other things you might need. And a fall could potentially impact your standard of living.
Design Tip 2
A growing family may require more space to live. But what do you do as an empty nester when that space is no longer wanted or needed after your child has moved out? You may want to think about having less square footage. Keeping a home updated with repairs and maintenance can be a hassle. In some instances, you may be doubling your time, energy, and sometimes money in trying to maintain a larger home.
Design Tip 3
Even if you are working with less square footage, adding a designated area for entertaining, leisure or other interests and activities is a great design tip for any empty nester. Want to add that game room you’ve always wanted? Or have an area for your arts and crafts? There are so many design options and elements to choose from that will suit the needs of your empty nester lifestyle.
The needs you have for your home when your children are younger are different from the needs you have when they are no longer living at home. No matter what those needs are, DRB Design is here to help you.
Contact us today to learn more about how we can turn your ideas into plans that say, “welcome home.”