When the kids leave home to head to college or to start their new lives, empty nesters are often left with unused rooms and large homes that they aren’t sure how to utilize best. This is a great time to tackle empty nest remodeling and home renovation tasks. If you are an empty nester, here are some ideas to consider.
1. Turn Empty Bedrooms Into Usable Spaces
Once the kids are gone and no longer need a place to crash on the weekend, transform their old bedrooms into usable space. Do you have a hobby or interest? Create the ultimate craft room or woodworking space in that unused bedroom. Do you like to entertain? Consider transforming one into a guest room. Other ideas include:
- A Home Gym
- A Playroom For Grandkids
- A Theater Room
- Home Office
2. Transform The Family Room Basement Into A Grown-Up Den
With the kids out of the house, reconsider how you have used your basement. It may be the perfect place to add a den where you can enjoy downtime or entertain extended family when they come to town. Some things to consider adding include:
- Home Entertainment Areas
- Home Exercise Areas
- A Pool Table Or Table Game
- A Wet Bar For Entertaining
- A Rental Suite For Extra Income
3. Upgrade The Kitchen
In the kitchen, consider this opportunity to upgrade. You may cook large meals less often, but you may find yourself entertaining more frequently. Upgraded appliances and transformed spaces that give you room to entertain may be what you need.
4. Repaint It All
Kids leave behind a lot of grit and grime. Now that they are out of the house, it’s time to repaint and give your home a clean look. Even if you keep the same color scheme, the new coat of paint will feel fresh and inviting.
5. Expand Your Master Bedroom
Another option to use the unused bedrooms is to knock down a wall and expand your master suite. This is a more intensive upgrade, but it can make your room feel like a retreat. Talk to a design professional before tackling this upgrade because you’ll need to ensure the home remains structurally sound. If you don’t want to expand fully, consider pushing the closet into the next room to give yourself a walk-in space.
Contact Us To Make Your Empty Nester Upgrade Today
If your kids are on the way out, Cypress Design & Build can help. Contact us to make these and other empty nest remodeling upgrades today, and embrace this new season of kid-free life.