Moving to a senior living community is a chance to revitalize your life. You’ll be enjoying maintenance-free living, making new friends, and engaging in new pursuits, and you’ll want your new home to fit your new lifestyle. While you might expect senior apartment floor plans to have a cookie cutter similarity, many retirement communities offer a variety of floor plan options to suit different preferences. Here are some tips for finding the perfect senior living floor plan for your next chapter in life.
Dream a Little
The first step is to think about how you use your current home. Are there rooms you don’t use at all? What features do you love and hope to have in your next home? What’s on your wish list? Roomy closets? A patio or balcony where you can enjoy your morning coffee?
Make a list of features you would love to have in your new home. And while you’re at it, make a list of the amenities you’re looking for in a senior living community, such as a heated pool, yoga studio, or fitness center. These are the perks that will elevate the way you experience your home.
Consider How You’ll Use Your New Space
You probably already have visions of the lifestyle you want once you move into independent living. You can apply that vision to senior apartment floor plans to determine the right fit. The following questions can help:
- Will you be entertaining? If frequent get-togethers are among the pleasures you’re looking forward to, you’ll want to make sure you have a living room, and perhaps even a dining room, that can comfortably accommodate guests.
- Will you need additional rooms? If you know your grandkids will be having regular sleepovers at your house, you’ll likely want to opt for an extra bedroom. Or perhaps you’d like an extra room that can serve as a den, where you can pursue your hobbies, have a quiet place to work, or enjoy some alone time, especially if you’re moving to senior living with your spouse.
- Do you want a full kitchen? You may be ready to leave the cooking to someone else, which you can easily do in a senior living community where a chef-led culinary team and multiple dining venues give you fresh, delicious meal options every day. But if cooking brings you joy, choose a floor plan that includes a fully equipped kitchen.
- Are you bringing your pet? You’ll want your four-legged companion to feel as comfortable as you do in your new home. Look for a floor plan that has the necessary space for a kennel, litter box or cat tower, plus an appropriate area for your pet’s water and food bowls.
Rethink Your Furniture
As you contemplate the above questions and think about the lifestyle you look forward to enjoying in senior living, you may find you won’t need all the furniture that’s in your current home. The china cabinet, family-sized dining table, or full-sized sectional may not be necessary, making more room for the cherished items you don’t want to live without. To help you plan which pieces of furniture to bring to your new residence, look for senior apartment floor plan measurements on your chosen community’s website.
The Perfect Fit at Legacy Pointe at UCF
With spacious apartments and villas in a variety of floor plans, Legacy Pointe at UCF makes it easy for you to find the perfect setting for living your retirement dreams. Our comfortable, well-appointed residences, and amenities that include a heated pool, yoga studio and fitness center, ensure that you’ll feel right at home in our vibrant independent living community. Check out our floor plan fit calculator to find the residence that best suits your goals and preferences. Or contact us to schedule a visit and see our lovely homes for yourself.