Remodeling for Empty Nesters

Jan 14, 2014 | Renovations

It is finished — your kids no longer live at home, and you’re left with extra space. Once you finish reminiscing about “How quickly they grow”, you can begin considering how to remodel your home. Of course, there are no one-size-fits all approaches when it comes to remodeling your home, but we examine some of the most popular ideas for empty-nesters below.

Remodel the Children’s Rooms

Many parents don’t like the idea of remodeling the kids’ bedrooms. They always want their children to feel at home and have a familiar place to visit during the holidays and any time in-between. Still, should you decide to remodel the bedrooms, the opportunities are limitless. One of the most popular options is investing in a new master suite for guests. This way, even your children can enjoy the spare bedroom every time that they come to visit.

Before remodeling the bedrooms, think about what you need and want. For instance, if you need a home office and don’t already have one, this could be the opportune time to create a place to do work at home. The same train of thought is applicable for a home gym, game room, or extra storage space. Essentially, remodeling your children’s rooms allows you to enjoy more amenities without having to invest in a home extension.

Consider the Kitchen

They say that the kitchen is the heart of the home, right? So why not invest in remodeling your kitchen? Not only does this increase the value of your home, but it also creates a beautiful kitchen perfect for gathering and entertaining, especially when your children come home (with potential spouses). In other words, remodeling your home after the children leave the nest doesn’t mean that it’s necessarily their bedrooms that have to be remodeled.

A kitchen that’s designed for large gatherings and entertaining guests benefits everyone. From a perfect summer evening with friends to a large Thanksgiving gathering, it’s always important to make sure that you can show off your kitchen any time of the year. Once your kitchen is renovated, make sure that your dining room is perfectly decorated to match.

Invest in the Rooms You Always Wanted

Whether or not you want to sell your home, it’s important to consider its value and how your renovations will impact its worth. For many empty nesters, this opens up creative opportunities. For instance, some couples have decided to create a new look by installing that cathedral ceiling they’ve always wanted. The sky is the limit — literally.


Perhaps now that your children are on their own, you will have the freedom to pursue your hobbies like you once did. If so, you have the opportunity to create a room where you can get creative and follow your passions.

When it comes to renovating your home, your comfort and satisfaction is of the utmost importance. Whether you’re investing in a major or minor renovation project, it’s critical to work with a team that you can trust to bring the project to fruition. At R.H. Homes Ltd., we’re passionate about giving you the home you’ve always wanted.