In recent years, the concept of a “forever home” has evolved beyond just a place to settle down. It’s a sanctuary where you can thrive, adapt, and live out your dreams, no matter your age or stage in life. Inspired by Michael Clinton’s insightful book, “Roar: Into the Second Half of Your Life (Before It’s Too Late),” Let’s reimagine your future and craft a home that grows with you.

Understanding Reimagineering

Gone are the days of following the linear life trajectory that tells you to grow up, go to school, get married, have kids, retire, sit around, and wait to die. The reimagineer mindset encourages individuals to design a lifestyle that aligns with their passions and aspirations at every age!

Naturally, this extends to our homes. While an old, “aging in place” model was all about practical workarounds to keep you in your house while in the “sit around and wait to die”  phase, the new mindset focuses on making your home a space you’ll love to live in (and thoroughly enjoy!) at every stage of life. 

Whether it’s creating a serene yoga studio, a vibrant gardening shed, or a cozy hobby loft, your forever home becomes a canvas for self-expression for every decade. At RKID we want to design your home to anticipate your future needs and support your evolving lifestyle. 

Projects That Embrace Reimagineering

In our Lakeside Contemporary and McCool Drive projects, we’ve seamlessly incorporated features that will grow and change with you. From low-curb showers to sit-down vanities and ramps, each element enhances accessibility and comfort while maintaining a high-end feel (because every decade deserves luxury). 

Our approach to design is centered on creating homes that adapt to your changing needs. Flexibility is key, with rooms that can evolve alongside your hobbies and interests. At RKID, we believe that functionality should never compromise beauty. Every detail is meticulously curated to elevate your living experience.

Tips for Reimagineering Your Forever Home

  • Opt for large, deep drawers with dividers for easy organization.
  • Incorporate built-in benches in shower spaces for added comfort.
  • Plan for future accessibility by strategically placing backing for potential grab bars.
  • Consider installing a discreet elevator that can double as a closet until needed.
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Forever Home Trends from “Roar”

Michael Clinton’s book offers invaluable insights into creating a home that stands the test of time. From contrasting color schemes to practical design choices like lever-style door handles and shower benches, the principles of “Roar” align perfectly with the reimagineer philosophy.

Embrace Your Future with Reimagineering

As you design your forever home, remember that it’s not just about building a structure; it’s about crafting a lifestyle. Embrace the spirit of reimagineering and let your home reflect the limitless possibilities of your future.

Are you ready to roar into the second half of your life? Join us on this transformative journey and let RKID help you design the forever home of your dreams.

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Renae Keller is an award-winning, ASID certified interior designer in Minneapolis-St. Paul, specializing in new construction and large remodels. Trusted by homebuilders, architects and homebuyers alike, Renae is known for creating an overall design vision that blends functionality and aesthetics, while keeping the details intertwined, and her customer's style in clear focus.