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Five Ways To Turn Your Independent Senior Living Apartment Into a Home

If you’re looking into independent living retirement communities in Colorado, it means that you’re ready to give up the hassles in your life and start living life on your terms. With that transformation, you shouldn’t have to live in a drab box. This is your new home, and it should resemble your dreams.

Independent living at The Courtyards at Mountain View means you’ll never have to worry about bothersome cleaning tasks, figuring out what’s for dinner, or waste money on expensive home maintenance again. All you have to do is decorate.

1. Downsizing

One of the best ways to process your move away from home is during downsizing. There’s a therapeutic quality to reliving little moments in history, giving things to a good cause, and the relief of not having to worry about so much stuff. It will also provide you with time to consider what you will or will not need in the future.

To understand the downsizing process, read our complete guide to get ready for the fun part.

2. Mise en Place

This French saying is not just for the kitchen. When you lay out your new home, give every item you have a place — and create a checklist of where to find things you don’t need very often.

Consider using organizational baskets, hooks, or velcro fasteners for items you use often but are easy to misplace. Think about how a bookshelf or credenza can store photo albums and act as a room divider.

3. Enhance Your Space

Spacious independent living apartments at The Courtyards at Mountain View feature nine-foot ceilings and plenty of windows with included coverings. Brighten up that space even more with mirrors. Not only can you see your smiling face, but mirrors can also help create focal points that’ll give your new home the flair and coziness it deserves.

Pegasus Senior Living | Independent senior smiling with her arms wide open

4. Invite Life In

We welcome pets, and we can’t wait to meet your furry friends at The Courtyards at Mountain View. Animals are one way to liven up a space, but consider plants too.

Plants make for great companions who also purify the air, provide pleasant aromas, and become a great hobby. A good plant can help beautify an unused corner or even provide spices for cooking; our independent living apartments include full kitchens.

5. Two-for-One

Picking furniture with multiple functions is an excellent choice. A hollow ottoman gives you a chance to store things, acts as an extra seat, and gives you a place to put your feet up. You may not need a large dining room table and office desk anymore. A drop-leaf table or the lift-top coffee table might be a good alternative.

When you wish to host additional guests, take advantage of community amenities like:

  • A private dining room for events
  • Spacious common areas
  • Fireside living room
  • Outdoor lounge area and patio
  • Computer center and library

Is independent living right for me?

Independent living is the easiest way to stay active and social. The Courtyards at Mountain View provides everything under the sun to make life easier for you. Weekly housekeeping and linen service ensures a clean and all tucked-in home.

Need to go shopping for new plants or household goods? Use our concierge service to schedule complimentary transportation on your errands. Your new home includes:

  • Wi-Fi
  • Restaurant-style dining
  • Exercise and fitness programs
  • Basic utilities included in monthly rent
  • Pet-friendly apartments and gated courtyard
  • Daily cultural, social, and educational programs
  • Full kitchen in all independent living apartments
  • 24-hour associates/emergency response system
  • Washer and dryer unit in all independent living apartments


When can I design my new apartment?

Anytime! Contact us to arrange a tour of the newly renovated apartments at The Courtyards at Mountain View with a senior living expert who understands retirement communities in Colorado. We can also discuss current move-in specials that might help your decorating budget.

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