Update That Empty Nest: 4 Renovations to Make After Your Kids Move Out

Watching your children move out and live life on their own can be both exciting and heartbreaking. Once they leave, you may find yourself left in a house that has too much space for two people. But just because your children are out living life doesn’t mean you should stop living yours. Renovating the empty space is a great way to keep yourself going. Here are four renovations to make after your children move out.

Installing a Garage Door

When it comes to home renovations, a garage door isn’t exactly the first thing that comes to mind. However, a garage door is one of the most important parts of any house. Over time, garage doors will start to have wear and tear as well as damage. A broken garage door can be dangerous on top of being inconvenient, and the cost of repairs can start to pile up and eventually exceed the cost of installing a new one. Also, installing a new garage door increases the resale value of your home if you decide to move out.

Adding on a Wooden Deck

Another popular home renovation is adding a deck. Maybe you feel like the house is needs a change after your children leave home. Adding a deck can breathe new life into your home. It can also give you a great place to entertain or to relax with your spouse.

Give the Kitchen a Makeover

If you were looking for an easy renovation, the kitchen is the place to start. Renovating the kitchen can range from pretty anything whether it’s buying new cabinets, adding hardwood flooring or simply rearranging the layout. There’s almost no limit to what you can do with renovating a kitchen, so let your imagination run wild.

Expanding the Bathroom

The bathroom is another area in the house that has no shortage of renovation options. Like the kitchen, you can install new cabinets and a sink. However, that’s not all you can do. You can also hang a new bathroom mirror, put new shelves on the wall to put towels and toiletries or even install a new bathtub to soak in. In fact, you and your spouse can finally have a bathroom all to yourselves, so go wild with how you want to personalize it.

Although the children are gone and the house seems empty, renovating your home can certainly help make the place a bit livelier. When your children come back to visit, you can show them all of the new additions you made to the house.

Addy Reeds is a freelance writer from Eugene, Oregon. She discovered her passion for journalism while attending the University of Oregon. Follow her on Twitter and Facebook: @addyreeds1; https://www.facebook.com/addy.reeds

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