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4 Home Remodeling Ideas for Empty Nesters

Ways to transform your child’s bedroom once they’ve moved out. One of our home remodeling ideas for empty nesters is a craft room.

Watching your child pull out of the driveway on their way to college or their first apartment may leave some longing for the days of yesteryear. Then you turn around and look at your home from the curb – and quickly realize you’re an empty nester. If you’ve been wondering how you can turn your new kid-free zone into an empty-nester’s paradise, here are a few of our favorite ways to transform your child’s bedroom into a space just for you:

1. Craft Room 

Do you have a hobby that requires lots of supplies and ample workspace? Your child’s bedroom can become a tranquil space for you to nurture your creativity. From paper crafts to quilting and watercolor painting to knitting, make this room all about expressing yourself. Install plenty of storage and multi-tasking crafting furniture to make the most out of this new crafting room. 

2. Home Office 

When you become an empty nester, you’ll no longer have to work with a desk crammed in the corner of another room. It’s time to get a workspace of your very own! Think about style and functionality when designing your new home office. Custom built-ins can give you the storage you need without making the room look cramped or crowded. Bring in more natural light with the addition of windows or French patio doors leading to the outside. 

3. Fitness Room 

This remodeling idea for empty nesters is geared for the health and fitness gurus. With an extra bedroom in the house, why not start or supplement your workout routine in the privacy of your own home? Whether it’s Zumba, yoga, or weight lifting, you can exercise your way to better health with a dedicated room designed around your active lifestyle. Choose sweat-proof flooring, recessed lighting, floor-to-ceiling mirrors, and upgraded audio-video equipment for the ultimate home gym. 

4. Guest Room

Just because your kids have moved out doesn’t mean that they won’t be coming for plenty of visits. In time, they will likely be bringing their spouses and children along. Design a guest space that is conducive to the changes ahead. Considering turning one or two of your children’s old bedrooms into a guest suite that will provide the space and privacy a growing family needs when visiting. Plus, it will offer an inviting space for faraway friends to visit that you haven’t seen in a while. Learn about more guest bedroom remodeling ideas here.

Having an empty nest doesn’t mean that your home must be empty. There are plenty of remodeling ideas for empty nesters that will help you breathe new purpose into these spaces. For more advice from our home remodeling experts, reach out to us online or call 608.709.7517 today.