Features That Should Go Into Your Retirement Home

Features That Should Go Into Your Retirement Home

If you’re at the stage where you are finally retired, congratulations! You’ve made it to the next stage of life. This transition can bring new challenges and needs into your life. You might be looking for a new place that will be good for you in your retirement. Or, you might be a child or friend of someone looking for a retirement home. Regardless of your situation, here are some features you may want to look for in a retirement home.

Features That Should Go Into Your Retirement Home: Wide Hallways

Mobility is going to be an important aspect of your retirement home—you want enough space to grow old gracefully and have the space you need. Wide hallways are necessary for being able to navigate easily with a wheelchair or walker.

Having wide hallways isn’t just a great idea to help your home feel more spacious and give you more space to move. It can also be a great area to decorate to give character to your home. Just remember to not decorate so much that mobility becomes an issue.

An Elevator

An elevator in your home, you may ask? Yes! As you get older, you’ll likely lose some mobility. It might get harder to go up and down stairs. Installing an elevator is a great way to get around your house if you have trouble with stairs. Even if you don’t lose much mobility, it is a great way to be prepared. An elevator is also a great choice for moving heavy objects between floors. This is especially helpful for moving.

Features That Should Go Into Your Retirement Home: Specialized Fixtures and Appliances

Specialized fixtures and appliances are important to consider as you are looking for a retirement home. Consider things that will make your later years more seamless. You’ll notice a trend in this article: mobility.

Some fixtures you could consider in your home would be a walk-in shower with a bench, or a tall, walk-in bathtub. You can also add bars to hold onto as you enter or exit the shower or bathtub. These can help minimize the risk of slipping or falling as you get out.

There are appliances specially built for ease of use and safety. Some of these appliances include oven doors that open to the side instead of down so that you don’t have to lean over a hot oven door. Others include raised appliances, such as washers, dishwashers, and ovens.

As you look for your dream retirement home, don’t forget these important tips. Plan ahead for what modifications you may have to make in a potential home. They can help make the difference between growing old with grace and maybe growing old with less grace.

Looking for the perfect home for your retirement years? Find one in our listings!

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Land For Sale
Active
0.25
ACRES
COLLIER
COUNTY
205 2nd Ave
Immokalee, FL 34142
Immokalee Industrial Park Subdivision
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$13,775
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0.214
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LEE
COUNTY
1108 Eaves St E
Lehigh Acres, FL 33974
Lehigh Acres Subdivision
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0.282
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LEE
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789-791 Bedford Dr
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Lehigh Acres Subdivision
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0.253
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LEE
COUNTY
1122 Rambler St E
Lehigh Acres, FL 33974
Lehigh Acres Subdivision
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0.5
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LEE
COUNTY
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Lehigh Acres, FL 33972
Lehigh Acres Subdivision
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$18,700
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0.5
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LEE
COUNTY
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Lehigh Acres, FL 33972
Lehigh Acres Subdivision
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0.506
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LEE
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1220 Michael Ave
Lehigh Acres, FL 33972
Lehigh Acres Subdivision
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$19,900
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0.233
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
1531-1533 E 12th St
Lehigh Acres, FL 33972
Lehigh Acres Subdivision
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$12,900
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0.226
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
453 Grant Blvd
Lehigh Acres, FL 33974
Lehigh Acres Subdivision
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$29,900
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Pending
0.248
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
348/350 Grant Blvd
Lehigh Acres, FL 33974
Lehigh Acres Subdivision
$24,700
Land For Sale
Active
0.3041
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
700 Fargo Dr
Fort Myers, FL 33913
Lehigh Acres Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$249,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,272
SQFT
403 E Cleveland Ln
Lehigh Acres, FL 33936
Leeland Heights Subdivision
$199,700
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
1
TOTAL BATH
1,080
SQFT
426 Cactus Cir
Lehigh Acres, FL 33936
Lehigh Acres Subdivision
$202,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,176
SQFT
422 Valley Dr
Lehigh Acres, FL 33936
Lehigh Acres Subdivision
Price Change - 2 weeks ago
$20,700
Land For Sale
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0.18
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
424 Alabama Rd S
Lehigh Acres, FL 33936
Lehigh Acres Subdivision
$21,900
Land For Sale
Active
0.227
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
236 Pennfield St
Lehigh Acres, FL 33974
Lehigh Acres Subdivision
$39,700
Land For Sale
Active
0.425
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
702 Zemil Ct
Fort Myers, FL 33913
Mirror Lakes Subdivision
Price Change - 3 weeks ago
$229,700
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending With Contingencies
3
BEDS
1
TOTAL BATH
1,080
SQFT
1108 Adams Ave
Lehigh Acres, FL 33936
Leeland Heights Subdivision
$19,900
Land For Sale
Pending
0.346
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
352/354 Urbana St
Lehigh Acres, FL 33972
Lehigh Acres Subdivision
$19,900
Land For Sale
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0.343
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
348/350 Urbana St
Lehigh Acres, FL 33972
Lehigh Acres Subdivision
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$28,700
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0.335
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
1926 Magenta Ave
Lehigh Acres, FL 33972
Lehigh Acres Subdivision
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$199,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,194
SQFT
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Lehigh Acres, FL 33972
Lehigh Acres Subdivision
Price Change - 2 weeks ago
$18,300
Land For Sale
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0.25
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
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Lehigh Acres, FL 33976
Lehigh Acres Subdivision
$22,000
Land For Sale
Active
0.25
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
2814 11th St W
Lehigh Acres, FL 33971
Lehigh Acres Subdivision
$22,000
Land For Sale
Active
0.25
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
2816 11th St W
Lehigh Acres, FL 33971
Lehigh Acres Subdivision
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$28,900
Land For Sale
Active
0.46
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
50 Olive Ave S
Lehigh Acres, FL 33976
Not Applicable Subdivision
$107,700
Land For Sale
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0.241
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
10021 Alabama St
Bonita Springs, FL 34135
Heitmans Subdivision
$21,700
Land For Sale
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0.23
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
3803 15th St W
Lehigh Acres, FL 33971
Lehigh Acres Subdivision
$20,700
Land For Sale
Active
0.231
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
3853 Hopevale St
Fort Myers, FL 33905
Lehigh Acres Subdivision
$33,700
Land For Sale
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0.233
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
6510 Chabot Ave
Fort Myers, FL 33905
Buckingham Park Subdivision
$33,700
Land For Sale
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0.244
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
14121 Cedardale St
Fort Myers, FL 33905
Buckingham Park Subdivision
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$68,700
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0.173
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
17374/376 Dowling Dr
Fort Myers, FL 33967
San Carlos Park Subdivision
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0.171
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
17486/488 Ellie Dr
Fort Myers, FL 33967
San Carlos Park Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$154,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BEDS
1
TOTAL BATH
1,109
SQFT
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Fort Myers, FL 33916
Franklin Park Subdivision
$184,990
Multi-Family For Sale
Pending
5
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2640 Saint Charles St
Fort Myers, FL 33916
Evans Addition Subdivision
$169,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending With Contingencies
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,436
SQFT
718 Lady Bird Ln
North Fort Myers, FL 33917
Twin Brooks Estates Subdivision
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$39,700
Land For Sale
Active
0.321
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
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North Fort Myers, FL 33917
Northwood Subdivision
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$38,700
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0.24
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
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North Fort Myers, FL 33917
Gramac Subdivision
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$86,000
Land For Sale
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0.674
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
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North Fort Myers, FL 33903
North Fort Myers Subdivision
$33,800
Land For Sale
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0.37
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
4400 Ruthann Ct
North Fort Myers, FL 33917
Walsh Subdivision Subdivision
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$349,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending With Contingencies
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,385
SQFT
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North Fort Myers, FL 33903
Edgewaters Gardens Subdivision
Price Change - 2 weeks ago
$38,700
Land For Sale
Pending
0.18
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
924 Ridgeway Dr
North Fort Myers, FL 33903
Ridgeway Subdivision
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$619,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,739
SQFT
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Cape Coral, FL 33904
Cape Coral Subdivision
$49,700
Land For Sale
Active
0.344
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
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Cape Coral, FL 33909
Cape Coral Subdivision
$39,700
Land For Sale
Active
0.23
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
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Cape Coral, FL 33909
Cape Coral Subdivision
$39,700
Land For Sale
Active
0.23
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
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Cape Coral, FL 33909
Cape Coral Subdivision
$49,700
Land For Sale
Active
0.356
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
1805 NE 16th Pl
Cape Coral, FL 33909
Cape Coral Subdivision
$43,700
Land For Sale
Active
0.344
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
2206 NW 1st St
Cape Coral, FL 33993
Cape Coral Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$29,900
Land For Sale
Pending With Contingencies
0.23
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
2244 NW 6th St
Cape Coral, FL 33993
Not Applicable Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$879,700
Land For Sale
Active
0.229
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
11689 Island Ave
Matlacha, FL 33993
Matlacha Subdivision
$48,700
Land For Sale
Active
0.23
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
2022 NW 41st Ave
Cape Coral, FL 33993
Cape Coral Subdivision
$35,900
Land For Sale
Pending With Contingencies
0.23
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
3004 NW 41st Pl
Cape Coral, FL 33993
Not Applicable Subdivision
$47,000
Land For Sale
Active
0.23
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
3005 NW 42nd Ave
Cape Coral, FL 33993
Cape Coral Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$34,900
Land For Sale
Active
0.23
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
3737 NW 44th Ave
Cape Coral, FL 33993
Not Applicable Subdivision
Price Change - a week ago
$19,500
Land For Sale
Active
0.23
ACRES
CHARLOTTE, FL
COUNTY
449 Crystal Avenue NW
Port Charlotte, FL 33952
Port Charlotte Sec 010 Subdivision
New Listing - 7 days online
$19,900
Land For Sale
Active
0.23
ACRES
SARASOTA, FL
COUNTY
Albatros Lane
North Port, FL 34288
Port Charlotte Sub 12 Subdivision
New Listing - 6 days online
$29,900
Land For Sale
Active
0.23
ACRES
CHARLOTTE, FL
COUNTY
8162 Dressel Street
Port Charlotte, FL 33981
Port Charlotte Sec 058 Subdivision
Price Change - a week ago
$24,500
Land For Sale
Active
0.23
ACRES
CHARLOTTE, FL
COUNTY
12500 Willmington Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL 33981
Port Charlotte Sec 072 Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$17,750
Land For Sale
Active
0.23
ACRES
CHARLOTTE, FL
COUNTY
12961 Xavier Avenue
Port Charlotte, FL 33981
Port Charlotte Sec 072 Subdivision
Price Change - a week ago
$17,900
Land For Sale
Active
0.23
ACRES
CHARLOTTE, FL
COUNTY
11937 Florence Avenue
Port Charlotte, FL 33981
Port Charlotte Sec 065 Subdivision

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