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archimondo - teenage grandkids automatically retreat, they need no help with this. Teaching them how to "visit" is something grandparents can do - or at least try.

Downsizing and the change to one's lifestyle can bring issues when you are used to space to spread, for time out or to indulge in your own interests. I think a Man Cave would be perfect for this space to indulge in all your hobbies and activities. Include tea and coffee making facilities.

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@archimondo - you are so organised! You could always make it feel comfortable and inviting - but flexible so you can use it for any of those purposes (watercolours, photography, music)

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Smith & Sons Renovations & Extensions Ashgrove

Great article Melissa! Thank you for including our Shed/Man Cave project!


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