More from Empty Nest/Baby Boomers

Room Makeover Ideas for Empty Nest or Unused Space in Your Home

It might be the day you’ve dreamt about or maybe even dreaded: After the kids go off to college or out into the world, you’re left with some empty space in your home. So what should you do with it? Even if you don’t have kids leaving home, you might have some dead space in your house that...

Disaster Proofing

If you're considering the purchase of a vacation home, take steps to ensure that your choice offers low-maintenance enjoyment throughout the year. Start by determining whether the vacation home will be used exclusively by your family or spend most of its days as an investment property rented...

Bathroom Sinks and Vanities

If a day at the spa is your valentine’s favorite gift, create a spa-away-from-the-spa in your own home. Simply upgrading a few existing fixtures and adding upscale products can elevate the experience in a bathroom space you already have. Try a few smart improvements to add comfort and luxury,...

Green Home, Saving Energy

Home remodeling activity has been picking up steam for a while now, and according to a recent report from the remodeling futures program at Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies, this may be the biggest year for projects since 2006. But you won’t be seeing any extreme makeovers...

Healthy Home

Putting a grandparent or other elderly relative into a nursing care facility is never an easy decision.  Most of us would prefer not to do it, and our older loved ones would almost always rather stay in their own homes, too.  It’s an issue that looms for many of us, as 78 million baby boomers...

Home Design and Architecture

As the tough housing market forces more homeowners to stay put rather than move, their remodeling plans are getting more personal than ever.

A recent poll by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) highlights this home improvement trend, with 26 percent of respondents...