What Empty Nesters Can Do With Their Homes


      Your kids are grown up and have moved out. You’re an empty nester. That four-bedroom, three-bath home suddenly seems very large. Should you move? Change how you use some rooms? Here are some ideas for what empty nesters can do with their homes when the kids move […] Read more »

Pursuing a Minimalist Lifestyle


                                      Let’s talk clutter. Why? Because I believe that clutter can be a HUGE cause of stress. You may be suffering from too much STUFF if you:  Have sinks full of dishes […] Read more »

Baby Boomers’ Second Act


Many social and financial experts worry that the baby boomers, better known for spending than for saving, face an economic train wreck in retirement. But don’t count the boomers out yet. Real estate, and a willingness to shift lifestyle gears, may come to their rescue, allowing the boomers to retire […] Read more »

Tips For Purging


I am in pursuit of a simple, joyful life. Lately, I’ve been achieving this through purging. Who knew there could be so much magic in the act of purging?! I wrote a post on Friday about how purging is changing the way I feel about my life, but since then, […] Read more »

Baby Boomer Kitchen Design Trends


            Even the youngest of the Baby Boom generation are now in their 50s. The needs of those 50+ are naturally different and it inspires a new way of thinking about how to design a kitchen to serve their changing way of life. Accessible kitchens […] Read more »

Aging In Place Comes of Age for Baby Boomers


As members of the baby boomer generation reach retirement age, the U.S. is seeing a dramatic shift of economic and social ideas. There is a near universal desire by today’s seniors and baby boomers to age in place; that is, to stay in one’s own home and community safely, independently […] Read more »

Baby Boomers’ Influence on Home Modifications Helps All Generations


  Do you recognize the songs “Blue Suede Shoes” or “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini?” If you do, you are probably an early member of the baby boomer generation, a generation that continues to affect the world’s economy and lifestyle. Early members of this generation born from […] Read more »

Tips for Downsizing Your Home: Keeping the Process Simple


It’s time. Maybe the children are all finally gone. Perhaps a job is taking you to a city where square footage is more precious and expensive than before. Maybe your life situation or health has changed and the home you are in no longer makes sense. Or perhaps you are […] Read more »

Designing the Best Last House


Two New Houses challenge common notions about how to build retirement homes for baby boomers. Bob and Sharon O’Brien’s new three-story home sits high atop a steep rural lot outside Ithaca, N.Y. A long driveway winds up the 10-acre hillside, curving gently around an area that someday will be a […] Read more »