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Which Independent Senior Apartment Floor Plan Is Right for You?

a senior couple stands together in their senior apartment

If you’ve lived in your current home for a long time, it can be challenging — and exciting — to consider the possibilities presented by a new senior living apartment. You want a home where you still feel comfortable, but this is also a chance to create a new space that fits your new lifestyle. How do you decide which senior apartment floor plan is right for you?

Consider the Way You Live Now

It can help to think about the way you live in your current home. Are there rooms you almost never use? Are there features you love? What about features you wish you had? Answering these questions can help you start thinking about the elements that would create the most comfortable senior living environment for you.

Face Up to Downsizing

You may well be moving into a smaller living space. This can be a refreshing opportunity to declutter, but it can also tug at your heartstrings to part with favorite pieces of furniture. Measure any furnishings you’d like to bring with you, so you can look for the senior apartment floor plan that would best accommodate them.

Take It Room by Room

Thinking about how you might use the various rooms in your new residence  can help you determine the ideal floor plan for your new lifestyle.

  • Kitchen: If cooking is one of the ways you like to spend your leisure time, look for a large kitchen with plenty of counter and cabinet space. If, on the other hand, you’re excited to have on-site dining services to relieve you of the duties of meal prep and cleanup, a small kitchen will probably suit your needs.
  • Living room: A large room where friends can gather is ideal if you plan to host frequent get-togethers. If you just need room for a comfy couch where you can curl up with a good book, a cozier space will likely do.
  • Extra room: A second bedroom gives you the space to host overnight guests or pursue hobbies, write your memoirs, or do yoga in the privacy of your own apartment. If you live with your spouse, each of you may benefit from a separate room where you can get some alone time when needed. A second bedroom can also give you space to keep cherished or heirloom pieces of furniture.
  • Balcony or patio: If you’re inclined to enjoy morning coffee outside in your bath robe or like pottering in your own container garden, pay attention to the patio or balcony options included in each floor plan.

Remember the Spaces Beyond Your Private Residence

As you weigh the relative merits of a one-bedroom vs. two-bedroom floor plan, it can be important to remember that you don’t have to fit everything you love into your own apartment. Most independent living communities include lovely common areas like a library, game room, and outdoor areas, all of  which can provide perfect places to socialize and entertain friends. Plus, a variety of on-site dining options means you can invite friends and family to share a meal, as well. There are also plenty of common areas for activities and events, including an arts and crafts studio, fitness classes, university lectures, and book clubs, all available to give you places and opportunities to do the things you love.

We Have the Right Residence  for You

At Robson Reserve at Sun Lakes, our spacious one-bedroom and two-bedroom senior apartments include a private balcony and come with an array of services and amenities just steps from your front door. Pursue the activities you love — from art to competitive billiards. Pamper yourself at our hair salon or relax with a massage. Enjoy dinner, drinks and treats at our bistro, bar and ice cream parlor. Want to learn more about Robson Reserve at Sun Lakes’ independent senior apartment floor plans? Contact us today for more information!