If you are a recent empty nester, you may not remember the last time you were able to claim your house as your own. You wouldn’t know what to do if you were able to relax in a quiet, clean, chaos-free home. Now that you have this freedom, you should take full advantage. Below are a few suggestions for both him and her to help transform your empty nest into the home you’ve always wanted.
With all of the stresses of everyday life, it’s important that we take some time for ourselves…and just relax. Not all of us can afford the luxury of a day at the spa or even have the time. So consider transforming your master bathroom into a spa. Your mind and body will thank you. Decorative cabinets, mirrors, relaxed lighting and wall hangings, can create the spa environment you’re looking for.
Now that the young video game enthusiasts have left your home, you can reclaim that video game space as your own. Upgrading to a flat screen television and new surround sound system is a good start for any media room.
Now that you don’t have to worry about your furniture being destroyed, it could be a good time to get a new reclining sofa or home theater seating. Consider furniture pieces and placement not only for the cinema experience, but also for entertaining guests. Since you are focusing on a more adult theme, you may might want to add a bar and mini-fridge. If you are limited on space, consider a wall cabinet to act as your bar. Either way, having a place to keep beverages and glasses makes it very convenient, especially if the media room is not located on the main floor.
Upgraded lighting in your media room can also add to the cinema feel. You could do something as simple as making your current lights dimmable or go as far as adding theatre lighting that is controllable by your remote control and/or tablet. Also, depending on the flooring and layout of the room, consider placing decorative area rugs, and hanging upholstery or fabric-covered wall decorations.