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Cape Town Retirement Villages - Essential Features of a Cape Retirement Property

Taste is a very personal thing, but when one begins the process of viewing houses in Cape Town retirement villages, there are a few considerations that should override individual requirements...

 
 
Cape Town Retirement Village
Cape Town Retirement Village
PRLog - Jul. 26, 2010 - Taste is a very personal thing, but when one begins the process of viewing houses in Cape Town retirement villages, there are a few considerations that should override individual requirements.

These considerations might make the difference between living in a happy retirement home or merely passing time in a somber structure formed by up market materials but with no imbedded soul.

(Note: Get more Cape Town Retirement info here as well as a free Retirement ebook: http://www.byron-yeatsproperties.com/blog/the-distinctive...)

Houses are more than bricks and mortar. They speak with their own voice and hope that a designated buyer would understand the unique dialect.

Firstly and most likely the prime concern should be that a Cape Town retirement house offers more than ample light. It should provide the prospective owner with jovial morning light and a kind touch of warm afternoon sunlight. This will ensure that living there one can have the primal secure experience that humans have yearned for from the beginning of time.

Furthermore, one should assess whether sun in winter will flow through north facing windows into at least the lounge and main bedroom. A north facing house will also ensure that the house does not become overheated in summer.

Views from the living area windows must not be underestimated. Whether one can sit back and relax with the mountains or the ocean at view or with at least a garden gushing with flowers or greenery outside your window, these things will bring continuing joy to the person living in a retirement village.

A Cape retirement house should be on one level and without steps to the front door or from the garage to the house. It is very important that the garage is directly connected to the house for safety, convenience and comfort. A spacious garage will always be appreciated as this will be needed for packing space and often for a deep freeze, golf clubs or tools.

The living area specifically should be spacious as this is where the most time will be spent. As already mentioned, enough sun and light is a must, but then this space especially needs to be filled with well cherished furniture to ensure a sense of an integrated past and presence. Don’t be forced into buying new furniture to fit a room.

The kitchen should be open plan to ensure communication with a partner and friends in the lounge area, watch TV with no more than a side glance, or listen to your favorite composer. Cupboards should not be too high or too low as this can cause discomfort. Also ensure that there are enough cupboards as space in a retirement home is normally problematic.

The main bedroom in any of the Cape Town retirement villages should also be spacious, sunny and also with ample cupboards. Space for a second television is also important as one can enjoy many hours of cozy viewing from the comfort of your bed.

It also provides a couple with different viewing tastes a truce in TV warfare! It is quite normal for one partner to watch wildlife in the Kruger National Park on TV and the other is perhaps glued to sport in Green Point stadium with Table Mountain as a backdrop. If possible, a pleasing view from the bed will be much appreciated in time.

The bathroom in a retirement residence should primarily have a spacious shower as older people prefer having a shower to a bath. One must be able to enter the shower without having to step up to it and a wheel chair must be able to enter without hassle.

Handles should be fitted in the shower as well as in the bath. The toilet seat should be higher than normal and have handles as this is also more comfortable. Make sure that floor tiles will not become slippery when wet.

Ensure that a under roof outside braai be part of the entertainment area of a new retirement home and that one can at least entertain four people in the provided space. This outside entertainment area should also be designed to be out of the onslaught of wind as one will spend much time there in retirement.

Retirement can be very pleasant if these general aspects of a home are carefully considered before deciding on which retirement village to settle in.
Most retirement villages in Cape Town are being built in a manner that ensures many of these aspects, but one should carefully consider a purchase whilst taking personal prerequisites into account.

(Note: Get more Cape Town Retirement info here as well as a free Retirement ebook: http://www.byron-yeatsproperties.com/blog/the-distinctive-verdict-on-cape-town-retirement-villages/)

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Wim at Byron-Yeats Properties specializes in offering great Cape Retirement Village options, such as those now available at http://www.byron-yeatsproperties.com/

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