Downsizing can be a challenge for anyone, especially those who have lived in their home for several decades. The good news is that with Riddle Village’s spacious luxury apartment floor plans, large closets, and additional storage units, there’s plenty of room to create the home of your dreams. No matter what size apartment is right for you, we have some tips to help make sure you are getting the most out of your new home.
Utilize Wall Space
While some larger furniture pieces are necessary, you may find that by hanging shelves, you no longer need big dressers or bookcases. You can also consider cutting back on space by having your television set mounted to the wall. Pictures, clocks, and calendars can also be wall-mounted to help cut back on countertop clutter. When you move into the retirement community, our maintenance team provides complimentary wall mounting services. All you need to do is sit back, relax, and let our staff take care of hanging your items!
Take Advantage of Storage
When it comes to storage, it’s about more than closet space and dressers. Look into furniture that comes with additional storage space, like a coffee table with shelving underneath or an ottoman with a lid that lifts to store items. You can also get creative with where you keep your clothes, like under the bed storage or an organizing compartment to hang behind your door. Riddle Village Residents can also enjoy their private storage that comes with the apartment. Consider keeping items that are not used daily in this place to create more room in your home.
Be Creative in the Kitchen
Many of our kitchens come with customizable half-walls to help residents maximize the space. Some of the choices include additional cabinets and drawers or turning the space into a desk or table. Not only do these options offer more storage, but the possibility of having a desk or table allows residents to cut back on some of the furniture pieces they may have previously thought about bringing.
Get Multiple Uses Out of Rooms
At Riddle Village, the square footage of each floor plan allows residents to use the space in multiple ways. In many independent living apartments, the living rooms can be used to fit a dining set or even a desk. This is a way to turn one living room area into a two or even three purpose room! Many of our residents have also opted to add a sitting area in the bedroom, which can be a peaceful place to read or enjoy their morning coffee.