Empty Nest? 4 Ways to Revamp Your Space

By on January 13, 2016
emoy nest? 4 ideas to revamp space

With the kids out of the house, you finally have a blank slate to create the home of your dreams. Whether you want to repurpose a room for your favorite hobby or catch up on home improvement projects you haven’t had time to take on, now is the time to transform your space.

Extend Your Outdoor Living Space

Make the most of your home by extending your living space. A dialed-in outdoor space can serve many purposes, from a place to entertain friends to a cozy space to cuddle up with the newspaper and your morning coffee.

Start from the bottom and work your way up by refreshing your hardscaping. Interlocking pavers are a classic option that is also on-trend right now. From there, add in plush new outdoor furniture. All-weather wicker patio furniture is durable, comfortable and available in a variety of configurations to best suit your space and seating needs. Finish off the space with statement light fixtures in the form of oversized lantern sconces or an unexpected pendant or chandelier.

Add More Storage Space

If your closet is overflowing or you need a place for long-term storage items, transform that extra bedroom into additional storage space. Use storage systems from The Container Store to create your dream closet with a designated space for each of your most-treasured items, including a wall of shoe storage.

Another options is to outfit a small room with cedar plank lining to convert it into a cedar closet. Cedar is an ideal material due to its resistance to moths, roaches, silverfish and other pests that could disturb or ravage your precious stored goods. Line the walls with deep shelving and enjoy plenty of space to store your valuables in a safe, climate-controlled space.

Focus on Yourself

You’ve spent decades focusing on your kids, so now is the time to focus on the self-improvement you’ve been yearning for. Repurpose a room or a quiet corner of the house as a space for you to focus on your well-being.

Create a space for fitness, yoga and meditation. Outfit it with a yoga mat, any fitness equipment you want and a few scented candles for ambiance. By using this space to focus inward on your physical and mental health, you can become a better version of yourself and be a great example for your kids of the importance of self-care.

Embrace Your Hobbies

Revamp your guest room into a hobby room where you can indulge in your latest interests and store all of your supplies. Whether you are into pottery painting, making jewelry or other crafts, you can easily transform your guest room into a hobby room by removing the bulky furniture, adding a long table or countertop along the length of the room and installing plenty of shelving for your supplies. HGTV also suggests adding a sink to make it easier to clean up after messy craft projects.

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Empty Nest? 4 Ways to Revamp Your Space