Retirement can be a wonderful time of life. For many, it's the time to finally build that dream home. Of course, that dream home may look a little different now than it did when you were younger. There are some things you should make sure you plan for in your dream retirement home to make sure it really is a dream home.
One of the beauties of building a custom home is that you can design the layout to be what will work best for you. In the case of a retirement home, that means making it accessible. There are a lot of ways you can make your home accessible. Take into consideration elements such as the width of hallways and doorways and the square footage of rooms. This is especially important in rooms such as the bathroom and bedroom. You want to make sure that all of your rooms are big enough to allow you to maneuver around them comfortably. You'll also want to design entrances in such a way that navigating them is easy. Thresholds shouldn't be too high and ramps should be at a 4.8 degree slope to be easily accessible by wheelchair.
Your home should be a relaxing place that you want to spend time in. Adding relaxing features to your retirement home can help ensure that you'll enjoy your time there. Consider, for example, the opportunity to relax in a sunroom. Sunrooms offer ample opportunity to enjoy the benefits of exposure to natural light. The warmth from the sun can be relaxing. Depending on the design of the room, it can give you the feeling of being outside without having to worry about bugs or getting dirty.
One of the downsides to getting older is that you tend to lose some of your mobility. This can make getting to belongings stored in high or low places more difficult. To alleviate this problem, design your home to help you keep your things within easy reach. This is especially important when designing your kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom. Consider your own strengths and challenges. Make sure you design your home to fit them to ensure maximum comfort.
If you have the opportunity to build your dream home in retirement, make sure you do it right. Build accessibility into the plans. Include relaxing features you'll be sure to enjoy. Make life easy for yourself by building it to keep your belongings within easy reach. Remember this is the time to enjoy the fruits of your labors.
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