While it may be difficult to imagine your home without your kids living there, you can’t deny the exciting promise of potential for what comes next. As the kids go to college, move out, and start to build their own homes, it’s time for you to take advantage of your empty nest and repurpose your home to suit your new lifestyle. This is perfect opportunity to find new interests and hobbies that will fill the space left by your nest-fleeing children.
Here are some creative ways that empty nesters can take advantage of their newfound extra space:
Create a Closet Worth Coveting
Sure, walk-in closets are a great addition to any home, but what about an entire room as your closet? Take a page out of some of the most glamorous women in Hollywood, and turn one of your extra rooms into a full-scale closet. Get creative with shelving, drawers, dressing tables, mirrors, and lighting. Instead of displaying your clothes and shoes in a dark closet, opt for an atmosphere that feels like a boutique.
Create a Cozy Outdoor Space
No kids at home will give you more time to enjoy the small things in life, such as a glass of wine in your backyard. This is especially true if your backyard consists of an outdoor fireplace, comfortable seating, and soothing ambiance. Picture it: on a crisp fall night, you’re curled up on a soft cushion with a cozy blanket, a glass of red, and a crackling fire right in your backyard.
Enjoy a Wine Room Transformation
Speaking of wine, one of the best ways to repurpose rooms in your home is by creating a wine room. If your home does not already have a wine cellar, you can easily build one to your own personal specifications. Add a bar with stylish stools and dim lights to also make the space worth entertaining friends in.
Create a Private Gym or Meditation Room
Taking care of yourself is vital when your kids move on. Do so by repurposing a bedroom into a private gym or meditation room. Depending on your workout of choice, you can equip the room with free-weights, cardio machines or an area perfect for some morning Sun Salutations. For an added level of luxury, add a sauna to your new exercise room and sweat your tensions away.
Make a Movie Room
Home theaters are extremely popular right now. Install blackout shades and a projector screen to get an amazing home cinema experience. Add rows of comfy chairs and couches and sit back to enjoy your favorite films or new releases. For an experience that’s even more authentic, look for an old-fashioned popcorn machine and keep the room stocked with sweet and salty treats for whatever snacks you are in the mood for.
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