Your needs change throughout your life, but that doesn’t have to mean you need to leave the home that you love. Aging in place is the idea of changing your home to make it easier to live in as your age, and we can help you make these necessary changes. If you love where you live, and want to stay there, URemodelIt will help make your home suit your lifestyle. Keep reading to see some of our top tips for aging in place remodeling and contact us today to get started!
As you and your home age, it will become more important to make sure you aren’t having to constantly maintain the exterior and interior. From incorporating a low-maintenance exterior like vinyl or brick to upgrading your interior flooring to make it easy to keep clean and safe, there’s no shortage of ways to make your home easier to keep up with. For the exterior of your home, you can choose easier landscaping options, like self-sustaining lawns and short shrubs, and you can make many changes to the interior as well. Inside, you can make changes everywhere from the kitchen to the bathroom to make it easier to clean and more accessible. URemodelIt can help you with all this and more!
Make sure you have a floor plan that will make aging in place seamless. Keeping the living area on one floor, and even better, having a single-level home makes it easier to move around and get to every room of the house. To make each area of your home accessible, you’ll want to think about details that may have not crossed your mind. Having wide doorways and hallways helps ensure that you can easily get through the house by walking or with a mobility device. Along with wide entrances and halls, you will also want to reduce trip hazards, like unnecessary steps or tall floor transition strips. Our team can help identify problem areas and create a safe space to call home.
One area of any home that will need accessibility updates is the bathroom. Whether you use a mobility device or just need some extra room to shower, these renovations will help make the bathroom a safe and relaxing place to be. The first thing you’ll want is plenty of space to move. You will want to plan for the use of mobility devices, so having plenty of clear space around the toilet, bathtub, shower, cabinets, and more is important. Next, minor details like having a toilet that’s at a safe height, adding grab bars, and creating an accessible bathing area will allow you to age in place in any home.
Increasing the light sources in your home will make day-to-day life easier as you age in place. Whether you upgrade the lighting that’s already in the house, add additional artificial light, or increase the natural light by adding or expanding windows, you will appreciate this upgrade, no matter your stage in life. You can upgrade your windows in other ways as well, but make sure they can be opened for fresh air, are energy efficient, and more.
Although all these tips will offer a great start for your aging in place remodel, contacting a professional is the best way to go. Our team will be able to identify areas of improvement, and they will walk you through the entire process. Contact a professional today at URemodelIt to get started!
If you want to know more about our remodeling services, whether it be aging in place or any other style of change, contact our world-class team today!