Choosing the Right Floor Plan for Your Retirement Home

October 31st, 2016 | By | Posted in Uncategorized

Of all the houses you’ve lived in, your retirement house is the one you want to get right. It’s the one that should provide all the creature comforts you’ve become accustomed to, some that you’ve always wanted to have, and a few eccentric amenities that only you “get.” You need to choose empty-nester home plans that are not only enjoyable, but also practical, with an eye toward the future. The real estate professionals at Mary Couzens Realty, LLC would like to give you some ideas that will help choose a floor plan that is right for you.

Retired Couple in New Home

Empty-Nester Needs

Your children are grown and out of the house, so now your needs have changed and the house that was right for your growing family is no longer the perfect setting for the two of you to bask in the enjoyment of your retirement years. This is the time when, as retirees and baby boomers, the next phase of your life is an exciting prospect. The perfect retirement home and floor plan can help make this all happen.

Big or Small?

With the empty-nester house, large is not always better–unless that’s what you really want. Whether a big or small house, the proportions of the rooms and spaces included in your floor plan have to fit your particular needs and desires for the gracious living you plan on doing. Not only for now, but for the foreseeable future. For example, a master bedroom with fine amenities that match your style might be far more important than a palatial living room. As well, the size of your kitchen might vary based upon whether or not you want to spend hours learning how to cook like the great chefs of the world, or whether you just want a comfortable, cheerful place to put together some modest-but-satisfying meals, or want a breakfast nook in which to read the morning paper. It’s all up to you, but the right floor plan can make all the difference.


Many empty-nester floor plans share a few common features; for example, as mentioned above, a large master bedroom and master bath with all the features needed to pamper you in all the ways you have imagined, is generally part of a typical retirement floor plan. In general, most floor plans are created with the goal of comfort and practicality.

Home Floor Plans

Architectural Styles

The floor plans of great retirement homes are available in a variety of architectural styles. Whether you want a house with a particular Southern, Country, or Contemporary feel, your perfect retirement floor plan is just waiting for you in whichever style of home suits you.

There are plenty of Pebble Creek homes for sale that offer just the right floor plan for your retirement years. Take the time to find one that is just right for the two of you.

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