As many women know, empty nest syndrome is a strange rite of passage. When your kids finally fly the coop — whether for school, to serve in the military, or to start their own families and homes — you and your spouse may start to feel like the last two cookies rattling around a mostly-empty cookie jar. Suddenly, your house might feel too big or too outdated. And you might have more time on your hands to think about long overdue home projects that could finally use your attention.
So, why not upgrade your space? Empty nesters are in a golden period where time, money, and sheer lack of people might allow for some fun home improvements that don't need to break the bank — and which might make you and your spouse a lot happier. Now, who better to show you how it's done than Property Brothers stars Jonathan and Drew Scott? In the video below, the dynamic duo is at it again, offering their best home solutions to three couples in their 50s who finally want to make over their empty nests.
Do you want to dedicate a room as a home office for your second-act career, like Rick and Suzanne Becker of Galveston, TX? Maybe you want to make an unfinished room into a playroom for visiting grandkids, or upgrade a large, family-friendly eat-in kitchen into a more intimate, adult-centered space.
Get inspired by watching Drew and Jonathan make it happen for three couples in your same boat. These folks got the homes they deserved and are now set to enjoy these important years in sleeker, more enhanced spaces. As an empty nester, what more could you want?
Watch the 'Property Brothers' work their magic for three empty nest couples.