It must feel like only yesterday you have been dreaming about ways to invest in a small-family home, and now the birds in your small home are grown up, they have left the nest. Today, the home that felt so lively has become quieter with less people living. The home has become a space left for you and your spouse. It is a whole new world for you. But you need to know what to do with a home with plenty of space.
The first instinct of people who are left with an empty nest is to sell it as it is too big. Couples with an empty nest move to a smaller space. After all, for people, having a huge home can be daunting and a challenge to clean. The empty nest was spacious while it lasted and there is no need to have that extra room. It is a wise decision to have a new and smaller place now the birds are gone. The empty nest that you have may be the dream home of a young couple trying to raise a young family. Make it a point to reach out to a local realtor or to get the home for sale online. Of course, you need not to move out drastically. It is possible you may end up needing space for the kids when they visit during the holidays. While waiting for the call from the recruitment office, a kid of yours may need to get their old room back temporarily. Some graduates may end up back to their parents’ home since they may not yet afford to have an apartment of their own. There could be time that the grandkids might drop by and visit. It would be nice to have all that space for the folks for that family visit.
It is a fad for people to work from home. Telecommuting helps in giving people much time to be productive without spending time in traffic. An empty space can be converted into a home office. The home office can help repurpose the empty nest. Give the empty nest a new touch and it will be ready to become a home office.
Be mindful of your health and repurpose the empty nest. An empty nest can be a nice thing if you get a home gym.
A great way to get the empty space used in an empty nest is to have it rented out. There could be some people open to rent a room in an empty nest. Test if this set up works for you at least a month as it would repurpose the extra space in an empty nest. It would be nice to have someone in your empty nest.