The Empty Nest of Your Dreams
Ah the joys of an empty nest. Once children have grown and moved on, transitioning your home from the family nest to a space devoted entirely to adult life is a self-indulgence everyone should allow themselves. Hello, I’m Bob Flury from Flury Bryant Design Group and part of the Woodard and Associates Team.
Great Solutions for for Empty Nesters
My wife and I live in a five bedroom home, and with the exception of one guest bedroom and our master bedroom, have found great uses for the remaining “bedrooms”.We both enjoy private offices, each designed to suit our specific functional needs and aesthetic preferences. In another room we have lined the walls with library shelves to house our collection of books, and included an entertainment system, a couple pieces of exercise equipment, and a comfortable reading chair. It is a wonderful, quiet place to go to read a book or indulge in a private workout.
Since our children have moved on, we have also found that functionally, having a living room and a family room was redundant. Since we both enjoy music, we transitioned our living room into a music room, complete with baby grand piano and perimeter cabinets displaying my guitar collection. More than once, gatherings at our home have turned into musical events.
We’ve all enjoyed creating a great family environment in which to raise our children. Now that they are grown, it’s time to focus on how best to structure our home environments to enhance our adult lifestyles.
Which of these would you like in Your Empty Nest?
- Private office
- Personal library
- Entertainment room
- Exercise room
- Music room
- Sewing and craft room
- Real guest room
- Playroom for grandchildren
The possibilities are endless. Use your imagination and consider what is most important to you.
Bob Flury – Flury Bryant Design Group