Remodeling Tips for Aging in Place

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Some families purchase a home with the idea that it won’t be the one they live in forever. Others plan to age in place and never leave it. If you see your home as one you will live in for the rest of your life, you should keep that in mind whenever you have any remodeling done. You might even start now with some projects that will make it easier to age in place. Here are some remodeling tips that can help you have a beautiful and functional home now and for the years ahead.

Remodeling Tips for Aging in Place

  • Widen the doorways- Most homes are built with doorways that measure between 23 and 27 inches. That is not wide enough should you need to navigate your home from a wheelchair. A remodeling project that widens all doorways to at least 32 inches will enable you to age in place even if one day wheelchair accessibility becomes a concern. An injury at a younger age can also result in finding this remodeling project useful.
  • Install a walkin shower- Mobility issues as you get older can make bathing challenging, but if you include a walk-in shower in your bathroom remodeling project, you’ll enjoy it now and later in life when stepping in and out of a bathtub could be dangerous. You can also consider having grab bars installed, as well as a comfort-height toilet. Seating can also be incorporated into a walk-in shower.
  • Install slipresistant flooring- People of all ages can experience an injury if they fall in their homes, so you’ll enjoy flooring that is safer to walk on even before you reach your golden years.

These are just a few remodeling tips that can be done in anticipation of aging in place. At Century Builders, we want to help you have a home you’ll love for many years to come and that stands the test of time. We offer a wide variety of remodeling services, including renovating bathrooms, kitchens, basements, and the exterior of your home. Our experience in accessibility design and construction ensures you get the results you have in mind. Contact us today to learn more.