Like many seniors, you may be considering a move to an independent living community like Canterbury Court. It’s a great idea, especially when you consider the costs and responsibilities that will immediately be lifted from your shoulders by moving to a senior apartment – not to mention the numerous lifestyle advantages you’ll be gaining.
That said, you have some decisions to make, and one of the most important is choosing a senior apartment floor plan. No need to get overwhelmed, though. It only takes two steps to get started:
- Make a list of features you absolutely must have and those that might be nice to have.
- Consider a few key questions like the ones we’ve included below.
The senior apartment that perfectly fits your lifestyle is out there, and we’re here to help you find it.
Make a Must-Have/Love-to-Have List
Everyone has “that list” of home features they simply must have, along with some they wish for, and others that aren’t of great importance. Think about what you need or want that will make you feel truly at home in your new apartment, then make a list.
For example, do you need room for:
- Office space
- Musical instruments/hobby storage
- Reading nook
- Collectibles display
- Overnight guests
- Family dinners
Remember, when you live in a retirement community like Canterbury Court, many of the “spaces” you need and want can be found around the campus. For example, the community has its own art studio, outdoor garden, meeting rooms, fitness facilities, library, private dining space for family gatherings, even a chapel. Yes, you can have it all right outside your door.
Consider 8 Key Questions
At Canterbury Court, you’ll have several senior floor plan options to choose from, including one- and two-bedroom apartments, as well as studios. As you consider which senior apartment floor plan is the right fit for you, there are a few key questions that can help guide your decision:
- How much space do you really need? (See the “must-haves and may-needs” section above.)
- Would an extra bedroom (or two) help create your ideal home?
- Do you plan to entertain family and friends and/or have overnight visitors?
- Do you want outdoor space, like a patio or a balcony?
- Would you prefer a ground floor residence or one on a higher floor?
Let the Tours Begin
For any senior living community you’re considering, you should have the opportunity to tour various apartment options. If possible, see furnished units to help you get an idea of how large items can be placed, and where pieces fit best in key rooms like your bedroom. Some communities like Canterbury Court offer a helpful floor plan tool that can help you visualize how your furniture will fit into the spaces.
A few other tips: Take note of how much natural light the apartment receives (is it perfect or too much?), and if it seems quiet (a good thing). If possible, bring along a family member or friend who can help you take measurements and maybe a few photos for reference later. Seeing several apartments can feel overwhelming, and it’s easy to forget what you saw, and sometimes, which apartment you liked best!
Welcome Home to Your Perfect Senior Floor Plan
We think you’ll be thrilled with the apartment options at Canterbury Court, but we want you to explore our beautiful community for yourself. We invite you to reach out to us to arrange a tour and discover the next great place to call your home. We look forward to meeting you!