A Simple Plan: Houses

Repurposing Life with an Empty Nest

It must feel like only yesterday you have been dreaming about ways to invest in a small-family home, and now the birds in your small home are grown up, they have left the nest. The house that has been lively for ten or fifteen years feels silent and barren. The home has become a space left for you and your spouse. It is a whole new world for you. But you need to know what to do with a home with plenty of space.

To some, when there is an empty nest, they sell. More often, the couples who end up with an empty nest move to something smaller. After all, for people, having a huge home can be daunting and a challenge to clean. There are people who may appreciate the extra space of the empty nest. It is a wise decision to have a new and smaller place now the birds are gone. The home that you will sell may no longer suitable for you and your spouse, but a young family may be able to realize their dreams there in your empty nest. Get in touch with a local realtor or to sign up with realty web sites to put up your home for sale. Don’t be too drastic and move out quick. It is possible you may end up needing space for the kids when they visit during the holidays. While waiting for the call from the recruitment office, a kid of yours may need to get their old room back temporarily. Since some graduates may not have the money to rend at apartment, they might stay at their parents’ home for some time. Even some may have their own place, the grandkids might want to visit grandma or grandpa from time to time. Make sure to have ample space for the visits.

Working from home is a reality. More people work at home because it can be relaxing and less expensive. One way to repurpose some of the space from the empty nest is to convert it into a home office. The empty nest will become a busy hub for productivity. Give the empty nest a new touch and it will be ready to become a home office.

It would be nice to put in a gym to give the empty nest another crack at greatness. An empty nest can be a nice thing if you get a home gym.

Rent out the space in an empty nest can be a nice way to make use of the space. There are a lot of lodgers from a local college perhaps who may want to live in an empty nest such as yours. It would be nice to test if this will work with you for a month to fill the space in an empty nest. Having someone in will make the empty nest lively anew.