Downsize Your Home, Upsize Your Luxury

December 22, 2015

The baby boom is over, your kids are now having their own kids, and it’s now time to consider the “d” word– downsize. There are those among us who might think that “downsize” is a dirty word. To us, it’s quite the opposite. We believe that downsizing your home means expanding your possibilities for luxury. You’re downsizing in size, not quality. Besides, good things often come in small packages. Let’s take a look at some of our favorite custom options and trends for retirees who wish to downsize.

Weight Room

Who has time to run out to the gym or cram your bedroom with exercise equipment? Convert an unused bedroom into a weight and exercise room so that you can keep fit.


Looking to relieve stress after a work out? Transform part of your bathroom into your own personal sauna, and make sure there’s room for two.


Have you amassed a collection of books over the years and you’re afraid that you’ll have to pack them up in boxes or give them away? How about creating a grand library instead? Include floor to ceiling bookshelves in your plan and attach a ladder for a dramatic flair.

Custom Wood Work

Love the look of wood work? Do include it in your library, but don’t forget to add this elegant element throughout your home, especially in the dining and living rooms. With a smaller home, custom paneling a wall or even an entire room is a lot more affordable.

A Fully Equipped Kitchen

You’ve spent a lifetime cooking, but now you can spend the rest of your life looking forward to being in the kitchen. Create a comfortable and cozy kitchen that’s perfectly sized for quiet dinners for two but can also handle the mammoth task of hosting Thanksgiving dinner for your friends and family.

Choose A Great View

You’ve earned it. Select the property with the best view that you can find so that you can let nature ever inspire you. Be sure to add floor to ceiling windows to maximize views and wanderlust.   Estes Builders is an award-winning design build firm that specializes in custom homes in Western Washington. We have earned more than 130 customer testimonials and a reputation as Western Washington’s most trusted custom home builder. We build custom homes in Sequim, Port Angeles, Port Townsend, Port Ludlow, Bainbridge Island, Kingston, Silverdale, Port Orchard and surrounding areas. Contact us for a FREE Project Analysis to discuss your project.]]>