There are plenty of benefits when moving into a retirement community. A huge part of that is not having to maintain a home which can require lots of work, effort, and money. In retirement communities, you or your loved one have an opportunity to downsize and declutter, keeping the things that you truly cherish. Since the myriad of floor plans selections available can be overwhelming, we have compiled a list of considerations you should take into account when looking for the perfect floor plan for you or your loved one.
Perhaps the most basic thing to consider when choosing a new apartment is how much space you or your loved one will want or need. Think about how you will use the space as well as how often. If you or your loved one loves spending time outside, maybe a smaller, simpler space will do. However, if you are an introvert or homebody, maybe think about how you would want the space to look like, the different areas needed for entertaining, pursuing hobbies, or just general comfortable lounging.
As the saying goes, your living space is a reflection of your state of mind. Therefore, the amount of storage you will have in your new apartment could either make or break your living space. You or your loved one would not want to have a messy room which could affect your quality of living. Before choosing a floor plan, consider the amount of storage provided in the apartment and whether there is enough space for places where you might want extra storage.
Before looking at floor plans, it is a good idea to list down amenities that are non-negotiable for you and others that will be nice to have to help narrow down your search and find a place that you truly want. Our retirement community offers fully furnished living quarters so you will not have to worry about the logistics of measuring and buying furniture that fits.
Private Outdoor Area
If your morning ritual consists of a relaxing and refreshing start with a cup of coffee or a book on the patio, you will want to look for floor plans that provide you with tons of natural light and fresh air all from the comfort and privacy of your own space.
Your Personal Needs
Finally, before you settle on a living floor plan, consider how it will accommodate your or your loved one’s active lifestyle. If you’re constantly on the go and will be taking advantage of the scrumptious dining services available at our retirement community, then you could afford to pick a plan with a smaller kitchen. However, if you love cooking or crafting in your apartment, then consider how much space you will need for that. It is also good to think about any potential visitors. Would you want to have space for a table so everyone can have a meal together or a comfortable lounge where they would feel at home?