We were called snow birds when we left Michigan’s cold winter
and headed for our small beach house in West Palm Beach, Florida. Now we have decided to make Florida our permanent
retirement home. As everyone knows this is the place to retire. In fact, this
state seems to be set up especially for senior citizens. As a result, we
contacted professional re-modeling experts to help us with our needs and
desires in up-grading our old beach cottage.
We modernized the kitchen with the latest in stoves, sinks
and cupboards as well as widening a few doors as special consideration for convenience
as we get older (and may need easier access all around).
We then turned our garage into a guest room for our children
and grandchildren to enjoy when they visit.
Utilizing cork floors for their sound proofing effects as well as insect
protection, plus cork is easier on the joints as you walk. This room also has an extra bathroom which
increases the value of the house (in total, the room and extra bath increased
it by 50 percent). It also has a sitting
room, with a wet bar (or soda fountain) so the room can be used for more serious
entertaining. A game table rounds out
One can access the new garage from this room for washer/dryer
use. Also it overlooks our pool and has
an outdoor entrance for swimming or easy get-aways. We added a cabana/dressing room with
stall shower and toilet facilities for the
comfort of our frequent guests. We find
that we entertain more and more these days and our new additions have only
added to our overall enjoyment.
The expert help in taking our ideas and designing exactly
what we wanted for the price we could afford was accomplished with care and
honest workmanship. We applaud our local
builders who did it all with minimum fuss.
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