For most people retirement and downsizing means a real change in approaches to daily activities. The things that were “must haves” when children were still at home are not only less important but may not be needed at all in a downsized home.
This is not so much letting go as truly moving forward.
If you are lucky the guest rooms you carefully planned for your home will be a revolving door of friends, children and grandkids. No, not an Air BNB, but a destination that the people you love will visit often. All too often for empty nesters the glorious and tasteful space set aside for guests remains largely unused.
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This Honest Abe homeowner used a craft room
as a dual space in a North Carolina mountain vacation home.