Making the Most of Your Senior Living Residence

Jun 12, 2023 | Life at East Ridge

When it’s time for a move to a senior living community, some older adults picture having to downsize to a smaller space. That’s not always the case, and it’s certainly not the case at East Ridge at Cutler Bay, a senior living community located in Cutler Bay, Florida.

Instead, many seniors in our community find themselves in an even bigger residence than they thought, with far fewer responsibilities. Think freedom from housekeeping, yardwork, and home maintenance while having more room for fun and more room in your residence. If you’re wondering how you can make the most of all your new space, you’ll find it’s actually very simple.

How To Utilize Extra Bedrooms in Your Senior Living Residence

At East Ridge at Cutler Bay, our two- and three-bedroom residences are a popular choice among our residents. Not only do they provide the perfect amount of living space, along with an enriching and engaging lifestyle just outside your door, but they also offer plenty of opportunities to create the home you want.

Are you ready to explore how you can turn your spare rooms into more purposeful spaces that fit your lifestyle? The possibilities on what you can do with your extra space are limitless, so check out these spare room ideas and get inspired.

Make a Guest Bedroom

If you’ve got a spare bedroom or two, one logical idea is to make them into spare bedrooms for when family members and grandchildren come to stay. Design it to feel like home to those visiting, and enjoy knowing your guests will have a place to stay whenever they come to visit you.

If you don’t want your spare room to be solely a guest bedroom, add a sofa bed and continue with your plans of making your space whatever you’d like it to be.

Use It as an Office or Craft Space

If you’re still working, love to craft, or enjoy having a separate place to keep your mail and bills, an office or craft space might be the perfect use for one of your spare bedrooms.

Create His-and-Hers Spaces

Have two extra bedrooms and no idea what to do with them? Make them his-and-hers spaces. Much like a she-shed and a man cave, these spaces can be designed for each of your preferences and to each of your likings.

Hone in on your personal style, fill your space with things that inspire you and make the focus around what you love to do. It’s a great way to have your own private space while still being together.

Make Your Dream Library

If you’re like many book lovers, you’re often running out of space for your beloved novels. Instead of fighting it, embrace it by turning one of your spare rooms into a library and reading room. From floor-to-ceiling bookshelves and cozy reading chairs to extra book storage and plenty of room to grow, this would truly be a reader’s paradise.

Design Your Own Bar

Stock up the mini fridge, display your favorite bottles and create the perfect place to sip and savor good company! You’ll find this is the perfect place to watch the game, gather with friends, and simply wind down when you want to relax in your residence.

Create an Entertainment, Movie or Game Room

Whether you want to create another living room, a movie theater or a great spot to enjoy some games, an extra bedroom can give you the right amount of space to do so. Put some rows of seats in the front of the room, facing a big television, and some tables in the back with chairs. Then, you can enjoy the perks of both, or have a dine-in movie experience.

Make a Private Home Gym or Meditation Room

Although senior living communities offer fitness centers, some residents enjoy exercise in the privacy of their own home gym. Purchase your favorite workout essentials, create a relaxing area for meditation and experience the benefits of health and wellness in your home.

Use It As Storage Space

If you have an extra bedroom, you can enjoy the perks of organization and plenty of storage space. Even better, if you’ve got two extra bedrooms, you can dedicate one room to storage and use one of the above options for your second extra bedroom.

Design the Retirement Lifestyle You’ve Dreamed Of

With a worry-free lifestyle featuring independent living, assisted living, memory support, and other health services, extra space and the promise of LifeCare – you’ll maximize your retirement at East Ridge at Cutler Bay.

If you’d like to learn more or see our beautiful living options for yourself, simply call 305-290-2346 or visit our website today.