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7 Upgrades Seniors Need in a Retirement Home


March 20, 2024 • Fenny Peiffer

7 Upgrades Seniors Need in a Retirement Home

Are you looking to enhance your living space and create a home that offers both comfort and functionality? Check out these seven essential upgrades that can transform your house into a haven of modern convenience and style. From additional storage solutions to upgraded bathrooms, these features are designed to elevate your living experience. Discover how these upgrades can make your home more appealing and comfortable, whether you’re moving to a retirement community or simply looking to enhance your current living space.

Additional Storage Space, Walk-in Closets, and Built-ins

This is a must-have for any home. I, for one, am regretting not getting my walk-in closet, what with all my clothes and shoes hanging out of my cupboard. Homeowners are not willing to pay more money for storage space. But, with a little bit of planning, you may be able to find smarter spaces to aid in home organization.

Outdoor Living Area

Every homeowner should consider small spaces that provide outdoor living spaces that are connected to the home itself. This small space is ideal when I have small gatherings of friends and family. Wish I had considered this one in my home.

An Additional Bedroom with a Private Bath

This is something I really should have thought about when buying my home. This would have made an ideal guest retreat or provided a room for my young daughter when she comes home from college instead of crashing on the sofa.

Home Office or Den

What is a home without one of these, right? In this day and age, we need room to plug in the computer and do our own thing. If you need your own space to work in or to simply get away from the confusion of the rest of the home, a home office or den is a must.

An Everyday Eating Area

The dining room has now been delegated to special occasions. The “in” thing now, is the little area in proximity to the kitchen where the family can sit and chat while doing other things. This is a sort of extended kitchen/family room area.

Upgraded Bathrooms

Seniors are saying goodbye to kitchen upgrades and concentrating more on bathroom upgrades. They want spa-like facilities, modern designs, and up-market fittings in their bathrooms. Thanks to my fast thinking, I have my upgraded bathroom. Do you?

Separate Laundry Room

Gone are the days when the laundry room was relegated to a special place in the basement. More and more boomers are integrating the laundry room into other spaces in their homes which allows for multitasking. This does not have to be a huge space, a moderate space will suffice.

I think it does not matter whether you are moving to a special 55 + retirement community or any other home. If you have these 7 upgrades, you will find your home more appealing and comfortable. Most homes in active adult communities feature most if not all these upgrades. If you have not considered these upgrades, it is time to do so now, before you move in. Visit our webpage ActiveAdultLiving.com® and find out about the upgrades available to you in your selected community. We bring you the best of Active Adult Living on the planet!

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