The perfect retirement plan begins with the perfect home. Your retirement marks a milestone that brings many exciting changes, so why not consider changing to a house that better suits your new lifestyle plan?

The best way to ensure that the home you live in during this stage is to build a new home designed specifically for your needs. When you choose the professional home builders on our team, you’ll be guaranteed a home that perfectly suits the lifestyle choices you want to maintain, those you’ve neglected for too long, and maybe even a few you’re looking to develop.

How Can I Find a Home that Best Suits My Needs?

If you’re at the age when all of your children have finally moved out, the chances are that you’ve already considered moving out of your current home and downsizing to a new property that will best suit this next vital stage of your life. The only problem with this plan is that you’ll want to find a new home that will be guaranteed to meet your need even better than the home you own now.

Searching for the perfect home in today’s real estate market can be a challenge – especially if you’re looking for specific features and want a home in excellent condition. Instead of going on an endless search, why not consider building a new custom home with a company that offers the chance to make every alteration you need?

A custom home is a perfect way to ensure your new home will reflect your choices. At Blythwood Homes, we’re committed to bringing our success in matching retirees with fulfilling living experiences to you. With the help of our team, you’ll be able to find a home that’s ready for you to move in as soon as it is completed, so you won’t have to worry about ongoing renovations further down the road. 

Examples of Our Success

If you’re looking for examples of the style of custom homes that empty-nesters tend to choose, communities like The Oaks in the southern Niagara Region can provide the perfect example of what your next home could be like. The Oaks includes many custom bungalows and townhomes that are perfect for empty nesters or retirees looking for a low-maintenance option in an attractive location.

In this case, you can also choose to live in an active adult lifestyle community that will help to encourage a healthy lifestyle while providing you with many opportunities to enjoy the natural environment that is so easy to access when you live in a smaller town.  

What Does Your Perfect Home include?

When it comes time to decide where you’ll spend the next stage in your exciting journey through life, there are two categories to consider:

  • What Features Tend to Suit Most Empty Nesters?
  • What Do I Want to Include in My Home Personally?

Features that Empty-Nesters Prefer

Before settling on the perfect custom home, you’ll want to look at the types of features other empty-nesters tend to prefer, so you’ll be sure not to miss out on anything you might want later. One of the top requests that people look for when planning for an empty-nester home is the ability to downsize.


Downsizing is an excellent option for anyone whose children are no longer living at home because

  • It Helps Eliminate Unused Space in Your Home
  • It Saves Money that Can Be Used in Retirement
  • It Requires Less Maintenance

That said, just because you are eager to downsize your home doesn’t mean you need to go without any of the luxuries you’re used to enjoying. Given that you’ll save money by moving to a smaller home, you might even want to add a few new luxuries to your home.


While it may surprise you, a significant number of retirees actually upsize their retirement home! While a bigger home implies more space to clean, if the home selected is a bungalow design the lack of stairs makes a big difference. Often retirees want more space to allow for visiting children and grand kids or just for hobbies or exercise space.

Bungalow Style Homes

The main advantage of a bungalow is that you won’t need to worry about the nuisance of stairs as you or your loved ones get older. This feature will ensure that your new custom home remains easily livable as you age.

Less Maintenance

Not only will a smaller home be easier to maintain, but you’ll be able to leave the maintenance requirements to professionals who can ensure your home remains in excellent condition without the need for constant extra work.

Custom Homes for Personal Choice

When choosing a custom home builder to create your perfect empty nest, you get to make the decisions. The only way you can be sure to get a home that includes everything you want is to take part in designing it yourself. When you choose a custom design from Blythwood Homes, you get to decide on what’s included – from small details like paint and flooring to larger structural design features like additional rooms.

More Options

When you choose to build a custom home with our team, you get options. These start with the ability to choose where you’re going to live, such as the ability to escape the problems of a densely populated city to move to an idyllic and peaceful small town.

You’ll also have the choice of living near many amenities you enjoy, like shopping and cultural centres. Finally, you’ll be able to choose to live in a community that is designed to provide retirees with the highest standard of living, such as an active adult community.

Additionally, you’ll be able to take an active role in selecting the features your home will contain. This starts with considering changes to the floorplan, where you can add extra rooms, but extends to every feature of your interior design. You can even visit your home during its construction to gain a first-hand perspective and make any last-minute changes you might desire. 

Designing a custom home is easy when you work with our team of experts, who have been building ideal homes for empty nesters and retirees for years. Contact our team at Blythwood Homes to learn more about how we can work together to ensure you get to live in the empty nester home you always wanted.

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