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In 1991 Billy and Akaisha Kaderli retired at the age of 38. Now, into their 4th decade of this financially independent lifestyle, they invite you to take advantage of their wisdom and experience.

Home Improvement Ideas to Make Retirement More Enjoyable

Justine Ackerman

Boredom, loneliness, and monotony are some of the most common complaints amongst retirees. Although they may visit loved ones, join local clubs, hang out with friends, and travel occasionally, most older adults never plan for the many days they spend at home. With no job to commute to and no children to raise, you find yourself in the house with nothing to pass the time. Instead of spending retirement feeling sad, isolated, and bored, why not improve your living space to make your days in the house more enjoyable?

The great thing about being a homeowner is you have the power to turn your living space into anything you want. Adding some new areas for relaxation and entertainment makes every day worthwhile just like what they did at apartments for rent in pearland tx. Check out these home improvement ideas below.

Turn Your Bedroom into a Luxury Hotel Suite

Wouldn’t it be nice to wake up in a luxury hotel room every morning? While that may be costly for your retirement budget, you can recreate the experience by updating your bedroom. Start with a new mattress and box spring set that provide proper neck and back support while you sleep. Some beds have technologies, including temperature controls and monitoring devices to help regulate your temperature and track your vitals throughout the night.

Next, purchase a headboard, side table, and dresser to match your room’s decor. Add finishing touches to your bed with a plush pillow, sheet, and blanket set. A fresh coat of paint, new window treatments, an area rug, and bedroom decor will add a luxurious ambiance to the room. You can also purchase a television, computer, chair, desk, and lamps to keep yourself entertained.

Create A Wellness Oasis in Your Bathroom

There’s nothing like a soothing bath or shower to put you in the right mood. A few updates to your bathroom can turn the space into a wellness oasis. Install a whirlpool or elegant antique clawfoot tub. If you’re a shower person, you could install a large showerhead with different pulses, temperature control, and massaging features.

Add his and hers sink and vanity combo, wicker laundry baskets, shelving, and a side table. Then incorporate wellness elements like an aromatherapy diffuser, scented candles, water features, and beautiful landscape photographs.

Personal Entertainment Rooms

Now that the kids have moved out, you have a lot of space. The rooms once filled with children’s beds and toys are now empty. Instead of allowing them to turn into onsite storage facilities that collect dust, transform them into personal entertainment rooms. You can create a home office, den, “man cave,” “woman cave,” game room, or gym. You can manage and conduct business, watch television, play games, practice yoga, read books, paint, or indulge in other fun hobbies to keep you occupied during retirement.

Outdoor Living Spaces

Outdoor living space is one of the most popular additions during retirement. You can soak up the sunshine, take in the scenery, swim, tend to your garden, enjoy a meal, watch movies, camp, and host gatherings with your friends and family.  Of course, you’ll need to create the perfect environment to enjoy these activities.

You can find everything you need for your outdoor living space with brands like Harbor Classic. They have various collections of furniture and accessories to improve your backyard's look, comfort, and functionality. Harbor Classic’s outdoor patio sofa is excellent if you enjoy sitting in the sun or entertaining guests.

You can pair it with a matching lounge chair, table, and umbrella for more seating comfort. The best part is Harbor Classic outdoor furniture collections are weatherproof, meaning you can get use out of it all year long. Complete your outdoor living space with some planters, flowers, table decor, and a stainless-steel grill or outdoor kitchen appliances.

Retirement, boredom, and loneliness tend to go hand-in-hand. Although planning activities to pass your time can ease your sadness, it doesn’t do much to relieve the monotony when you’re home. Fortunately, there are ways you can turn your home into a living space that enhances your mood, comfort, and entertainment throughout retirement.  

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Billy and Akaisha Kaderli are recognized retirement experts and internationally published authors on topics of finance, medical tourism and world travel. With the wealth of information they share on their award winning website, they have been helping people achieve their own retirement dreams since 1991. They wrote the popular books, The Adventurer’s Guide to Early Retirement and Your Retirement Dream IS Possible available on their website bookstore or on

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