Right-Size Instead of Downsize
When you get to the point in your life where your home becomes a management issue, downsizing becomes a viable alternative. Right-Sizing your home is all about matching your homestyle to your lifestyle.
You know it’s time for a change in lifestyle. Deciding where to move is based on a lot of factors such as geography, family, health and finances. Yet, you also have control over how you move.
An important part of our consultation includes determining the best alternative for you.
- Aging in Place
- Blended Family Housing Solutions
- Smaller Detached Housing
- Condominium or Senior Housing Complexes
- Retirement Communities
Once you have an idea of the type of space you will need for your future lifestyle, you might decide that selling your home is not your best option.
Aging in place is a viable alternative for many families to consider. Your home might be the perfect size, and simple modifications may make it a comfortable space for you to remain for a few more years. The Move Planners can assist with modifications such as removing a bathtub and installing a walker or wheel chair accessible shower stall. Widening doorways, installing hand rails, relocating bedrooms or bathrooms to allow for one floor living space is often a great solution to allow you to remain in your home for a longer period of time.
Blended Family Housing Solutions are also becoming common place as the family dynamics are changing. Home modifications to incorporate a “granny flat” within a dwelling are popular alternatives for allowing multi-generations to assist each other as they grow older. Whether your children have a suitable home for a two-unit dwelling, or your home might accommodate a separate living quarters for a grandchild or younger family member. The Move Planners have extensive knowledge about second suite registration and building code bylaws in order to modify a living space that is both safe and legal in our County.
The helpful information on the Retirement Housing and Buying pages of this website are a compilation of The Move Planners’ personal research and knowledge.