I’m Retired. Now What?

    Retiring comes with its own box of rewards. Fighting traffic to get to work becomes a memory. The exuberant amount of time to travel and spend days on the golf course are limitless. And overall, you can just relax every day. Enjoy the Florida weather and visit the beach every now and then. But there’s always one question homeowners have to answer when they retire: What about the house?

    Like most people, you’re probably thinking of staying in the house that you’ve called home for years. There’s too many memories to be left behind. However, the house you bought a few years ago may not be well suited for you once you reach an older age. Home improvements are needed, and you could use a little more convenience. What better time to remodel?

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    Remodeling Your Home

    With endless amount of time on your hands, this might be the perfect moment to start remodeling your home. All your dreams of restoring your home to those fond memories of your younger days or adding a few amenities here and there are probably crossing your mind now. Here are a few ideas to consider:

    1. The Kitchen

    There’s no saying how your kitchen looks, but after a few years of wear and tear, it might benefit from a couple touch-ups. Switching out cabinets for a lighter paint tone will add a sense of warmth to the room. You could also benefit from lowering the cabinets slightly, so you can reach hard-to-get objects in the future.

    Other things to consider remodeling in the kitchen are the appliances. Putting in a side-by-siderefrigerator with an ice/water dispenser makes getting a drink easier. Replacing faucets with a hot water dispenser simplifies cooking, since you can use the instant hot water to make a variety of meals.

    2. The Bathroom

    Homeowners tend to underestimate the importance of the bathroom, especially as they age. As you get older, you might appreciate having more space to maneuver. Laying down non-slip floors, bathtubs, and showers can prevent accidents. Plus, adding in built-in benches for the shower adds a comforting spot to relax while washing up.

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    The Luxury of Remodeling

    When you remodel, you have one power: Control. You get to decide what you want and where you want it. You can transform your ordinary house into the dream home you’ve always wanted. Retirement gives you that ability to manage a large-scale project, such as remodeling. With an added tip though, make everything durable. Who wants to remodel again when you can be enjoying your time on one of Sarasota’s beautiful golf courses?

    If you have any questions about remodeling your home or finding experts on the subject, send us an email via our “Contact Us” page (click here). We’ll be happy to answer any and all your questions.

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