Failure to Launch (PG-13) is a blockbuster movie that creatively dealt with empty nest syndrome…or the lack of…starring Matthew McConaughey and Sarah Jessica Parker. It explored children who live at home way too long, parents who don’t know what to do and the freedom for all when the nest is finally empty. Of course the situations are extreme and extremely funny, but the movie clearly shows the joy of redesigning space when the kids are gone. (Spoiler alert: dad finally gets his naked room.)
If you find yourself at the stage of life when home space opens up to new possibilities due to kids off to college or getting married and moving out, now is the time to live those dreams of the house you bought, furnished and paid for all these years. Don’t suffer from empty nest syndrome, reinvent your nest and get a new lease on life!
- Maybe it’s time for a Man Cave so dad can do his own thing—sports, movies, gaming, hanging with the guys—in complete comfort.
- Mom can finally get that dedicated sewing/crafts/reading room for herself and her friends who get together once a week.
- Lose the commute and work from home in a new home office.
- Redesign your pantry with custom wine racks and Rachael Ray gourmet cookware instead of filling it with Monster Energy drinks and beef jerky
- Convert the no-longer-the-kids bathroom to a pretty powder room
- Extra closet space!
Redesign your space for YOU
Some parents leave a room exactly as when their child moved out; sort of like a shrine. But why let all that lovely space sit unused until a return visit? Think of all the ways that space could enrich your everyday lives by repurposing and redesigning the room to reflect who you are today.
A Tailored Living® professional designer can help create a space you will love, designed around exactly what you want to achieve. With customized storage and organization solutions, you’ll be amazed at how quickly the room transforms into efficient, functional space, perfectly suited to its new use.
Never again say, ”I don’t have enough closet space.” Convert the entire room into a custom walk-in closet with all the amenities you can imagine! You can have everything in one space, with closets for each of the seasons: summer, fall, winter and spring, without having to store off-season clothes in the garage or attic. All your accessories, including shoes, boots, purses, jewelry, hats, scarves, belts and more, can be stored in organizational splendor alongside your entire wardrobe.
A custom home office design creates efficient space for household management or working at home instead of going into the office every day. You can have work stations for one or two, including library shelves and even a media center with a TV and storage for movies and games. If the light is right, you could even turn the room into an artist’s studio. A Murphy Bed converts the room immediately into a comfortable guest room for your returning child or any other overnight company. That one-purpose bedroom becomes a dual-purpose room for everyday use.
Convert the empty bedroom into a home gym or yoga studio and save time and money by not going to a gym. Bring in your favorite cardio machine such as an Elliptical or a treadmill and make exercise a part of your daily routine. (PremierTrax interlocking garage floor tiles make the perfect floor for a workout room.) Install a TV to keep you company while you work out and store exercise mats, weights, Thera-bands, hand grips and yoga balls in custom cabinets to maximize the room’s space. A big mirror will let you see your progress as you go through your routines–just like at the gym but without the designer gear competition!
Maybe you‘d rather have a quiet, cozy corner for curling up with a good book, doing crossword puzzles or listening to your favorite oldies without a TV in sight. Repurposing a bedroom into a reading room is easy with custom shelves or even a window seat. Bring in comfy chairs, pillows, rugs, art pieces and lighting to set the mood. Talk over your dreams and wishes with your local Tailored Living designer and you’re on your way to glorious peace and calm.
Custom organization systems and storage solutions can help maximize your home’s space through all the seasons and changes of life. Tailored Living offers professional design and expert installation for custom closets, home office design, pantry and laundry rooms, entertainment centers, entryways and mudrooms, garages, custom garage flooring and more. Call 866-641-8958 (US) or 866-973-8221 (CAN) today to schedule a FREE, in-home consultation or go online to www.tailoredliving.com to find a designer near you. Check out our online Design Solutions Guide and start reimagining your space!