Is a Barrier Free Home in Your Plan?

There are so many reasons why more people are renovating to be barrier free. Clients of all lifestyles are looking at accessible options during their renovation. Accessible Renovations may be an option because someone in the home is coping with chronic health conditions, or they simply want their homes to be safe for multi-generational guests. Some clients just know they want to plan for their accessible “aging-in-place” renovation due to the rise in cost of long-term care or senior housing communities.

When it comes to accessible modifications, subtle adjustments & modifications can be made during the construction process. Our team is skilled and trained to make recommendations on this, we want your home to be suitable for you… now & in the future.

Why not think ahead? Your plan could be to simply start incorporating slight changes during a home update such as: wider doorways, lever-style door handles, slip-resistant flooring in the bathroom, task lighting in work spaces, or additional lighting in closets.

In short, it’s never too soon to prepare your home to age in place. Actually, studies show that homeowners are eager to age in place. An AARP survey found that almost 90% of people over 65 want to stay in their residences for as long as they can.

Not all general contractors are skilled in accessibility construction, so it’s important to find a contractor that has the additional experience and training. At All-In Construction Services, LLC we host the Certified Aging-in-Place Specialists (CAPS) designation by The National Association of Home Builders. We are trained to offer guidance for universal design, eliminating barriers for people of all ages.

Major modifications may include chair-lifts, walk-in or curb-less showers, and ramps. Other modifications are more subtle such as raising electrical outlets, changing to a front-load washer and dryer, or considering accessible kitchen storage options.

No matter what your age, before you start your home renovation, check out this Aging-In-Place Remodeling Checklist and prepare your home for comfort and independence.

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