It must feel like only yesterday you have been dreaming about ways to invest in a small-family home, and now the birds in your small home are grown up, they have left the nest. After so many years the home is now silent and without much life. It has become a home for you and your spouse. Keep in mind that it is a whole new world. But you need to know what to do with a home with plenty of space.
The first instinct of people who are left with an empty nest is to sell it as it is too big. Couples with an empty nest move to a smaller space. After all, for people, having a huge home can be daunting and a challenge to clean. The empty nest was spacious while it lasted and there is no need to have that extra room. You need to find a better, much more suitable place without the birds. The home that you will sell may no longer suitable for you and your spouse, but a young family may be able to realize their dreams there in your empty nest. Make it a point to reach out to a local realtor or to get the home for sale online. Of course, you need not to move out drastically. You may need to have some space for the kids visiting during the holidays. While waiting for the call from the recruitment office, a kid of yours may need to get their old room back temporarily. Some graduates may end up back to their parents’ home since they may not yet afford to have an apartment of their own. In some events, the grandkids might decide to pay the grandparents a visit. It would be nice to have all that space for the folks for that family visit.
It is a fad for people to work from home. Telecommuting helps in giving people much time to be productive without spending time in traffic. One way to repurpose some of the space from the empty nest is to convert it into a home office. The home office can help repurpose the empty nest. It would be wonderful to have a home office in an empty nest.
It would be nice to put in a gym to give the empty nest another crack at greatness. An empty nest can be a nice thing if you get a home gym.
Another way to make the empty nest productive is to rent it out. There are a lot of lodgers from a local college perhaps who may want to live in an empty nest such as yours. Try if you want the arrangement for a month to see it is something that you want to do permanent to fill the space in an empty nest like yours. Having someone in will make the empty nest lively anew.