Inspired Ideas for Your Empty-Nest Makeover

See how 10 couples reconfigure their living spaces after their children move out

While children are living at home, it can be hard to fathom a life without little ones (or not-so-little ones) underfoot. So when you do have the house to yourself, it may not be at all clear what to do. Should you keep everything as-is, renovate, downsize — or even upsize? Of course there’s no one right answer — but it makes sense to consider this an opportunity to reflect on what you want from this new chapter in your life and allow your reflections to inform your next step. Read on for 10 inspired examples of how real-life empty nesters approached their homes after the flock took flight, and see if any of their stories spark an idea you can use.
 March 4, 2019
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