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How to Choose a Senior Apartment Floor Plan


Moving to a retirement community is an exciting new chapter in life, and it starts with choosing a senior apartment floor plan that fits your lifestyle. From square footage to living room layouts, there’s a lot to consider when you’re comparing floor plans and selecting the features of your future home. Making a list of the top priorities you’re looking for in a senior apartment can help you stay focused on what matters most to you.

When you begin to add up the benefits of senior living, it’s clear to see why downsizing to a senior apartment is a smart move. With a maintenance-free lifestyle, you’ll have the freedom to enjoy life without the burdens and responsibilities of taking care of a home. Plus, you’ll have access to an array of life-enriching amenities right outside your door and a built-in network of friends to enjoy life with.

Comparing Features of Floor Plans for Senior Living

Not sure where to start when evaluating senior living apartments? We put this list together to help you narrow down the options and find your perfect apartment.

  • Number of bedrooms: If your current home has multiple bedrooms, you may wonder if a one- or two-bedroom apartment would be enough space for you. Perhaps you like the idea of having an extra bedroom to use as a study or guest room. Or you might be perfectly happy with a one-bedroom apartment with a well-designed layout for maximum efficiency.
  • Square footage: Although it’s an adjustment, many seniors discover that downsizing to a smaller space with less to take care of gives them more freedom in their retirement years. You'll find a variety of independent living floor plans at Royal Park Place and Victorian Village, with one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments ranging from 465 to 986 square feet.
  • Storage space: When shopping for a senior apartment, you'll want to evaluate storage options, from kitchen cabinets and linen closets to under-bed storage and shelving. Choosing a floor plan with adequate storage for your needs is the key to creating an organized living space. Plus, with the right storage solutions in your new apartment, you may not have to downsize as much as you think.
  • Appliances: It’s important to choose an apartment that includes the appliances and features you’ll use on a regular basis. For example, do you have a preference when it comes to having an in-home washer and dryer or community laundry room? Do you want a full kitchen or a kitchenette? If you’re planning to cook less and enjoy chef-prepared meals in the community dining room, you may find that you don't need a large kitchen with all the bells and whistles.
  • Patio or balcony: Having your own private patio or balcony provides a space where you can enjoy sipping coffee or watching the sunset. You can create your own retreat with comfortable seating and add planters filled with your favorite flowers and plants.
  • Safety features: Built-in safety features like grab bars in the bathroom and non-slip flooring is something many older adults want to have in an apartment.
  • Your personal preferences: It’s important to find a space where you feel comfortable now and see yourself enjoying for years to come. Adding personal touches to an apartment can make all the difference, so you may want to measure to see if your favorite artwork or a treasured piece of heirloom furniture will fit in the space.

Find the Perfect Fit for Your Future

Some of the best perks of senior living are the services and amenities that extend your living space into the community. You can simply walk down the hall to visit with neighbors and take advantage of restaurant-style dining, a fitness center, arts and crafts room, community gardens and more. We invite you to tour the different floor plan options to get a feel for what you want your future to look like.

Royal Park Place, a retirement community in Zeeland, MI, offers a variety of floor plans with 1-2 bedrooms with a kitchen and deck. To learn more, contact us to schedule a tour of Royal Park Place.

Victorian Village, an independent living community in Homer Glen, IL, has a variety of apartments with 1-2 bedrooms and townhome options. Contact us today to schedule a tour of Victorian Village.





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