The moment I saw this house, I could feel how peaceful the interiors are. This is one of those houses you walk by and can’t help but wonder how it looks inside… do you feel that way too? It happens with me all the time!
You can easily picture a friendly couple sitting and talking in the front porch. You can also imagine this couple happily living in this house because it seems just the perfect fit for empty nesters.
Having an open-concept floorplan is a feature that many empty nesters look for in a home, but there are also other very important factors that you should take in consideration when looking for your ideal home, and this home has many of these qualities. Keeping the main rooms on one level should be your priority. The house can have more than one level (maybe you prefer having the guests sleeping upstairs), but having the master located on the main floor can make life easier down the road. Also, keep in mind the square-footage you need. The more you have, the more time it will consume to keep it clean. Smaller homes can be charming and more affordable to maintain.
Another important factor I saw in this house that I actually really like and recommend for empty nesters is the connection it has with the outdoors. Even if you’re looking for low-maintenance yards, remember that it’s always pleasant to be outside on a porch or patio. These areas will also extend your living space.
Take a look at this home designed by Highland Homes and Hollingsworth Design, and you’ll see that you really don’t have to compromise on style after the kids moves out. Perhaps, this is the time to finally make of your empty nest, a dream home!
Empty Nesters Dream Home
Paint Color: Columns and stucco are painted in Sherwin Williams “Pearly White”.
Lantern is the Bevolo French Quarter lantern with yoke bracket and ladder rack.
The brick is manufactured by Cherokee, called Old Orleans. Mortar is Ivory Buff.
Paint Color: Front Door and shutters are painted in “Sherwin Williams Keystone Grey”.
The walls were kept neutral, and color was added with accessories.
What a beautiful dining room! It feels fresh and happy!
Collected and inviting at the same time.
This kitchen is fantastic from top to bottom! It’s spacious, without being overwhelming.
Materials: Backsplash: marble subway tiles. Perimeter counters: honed black granite. Island: polished carrara marble.
The kitchen opens to the family room and dining room. Notice the very open floorplan of this house. It’s not too big, but it feels spacious, thanks to its neutral colors and perfect furniture placement.
Comfortable and stylish.
Family Room Design
This space is the perfect place to watch TV, read or simply rest.
The family room opens to a lovely patio. The expansive use of doors and windows make it feel bright and airy.
The master bedroom is located on the main floor of the house.
The master bath has beautiful elements and a neutral color pallet, which is always restful.
Home Sweet Home
This house feels so welcoming… I also love the floors!
Small Backyard Idea
Looking for some ideas for your small backyard? Isn’t this great? You have some grass (for the puppy, maybe?), some gardening area and two patios!
This yard is fantastic! You can do some gardening, but you won’t be on your knees every weekend! Take the extra time to enjoy a margarita! 🙂
A great place to relax and read the paper.
This fountain is the enchanting part of this small yard.
A quiet place to relax and enjoy your mornings… 🙂
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I hope you enjoyed seeing this home. I can imagine living in a smaller home like this when the kids grow-up. I would love to have a more manageable home with a much smaller backyard. I feel we spend too much time and money on these things in our current home and a smaller place will definitely be on my list in the future! 🙂
Share with us if you have any experience on living in a smaller home… is it being better for you and your family?
Have a great day, everyone!
Luciane at HomeBunch.com
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