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How to: Aging in Place

If your vision of retirement includes staying right where you are as long as possible, you’re not alone. Many seniors prefer not to leave beloved homes or familiar neighborhoods. Fortunately, a smart home remodel can allow active seniors to maintain their independence and be a cost-effective alternative to early entry into an expensive assisted-living facility. Thoughtful design throughout the home can minimize potential safety hazards and compensate for aging changes to maintain a good quality of life for years to come.

How to: Aging in Place | Sea Pointe Construction

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PLANNING TO AGING IN YOUR HOME

PLANNING TO AGING IN YOUR HOME

In an ideal world we would grow old peacefully and independently. We wouldn’t have to worry about adapting our household to let us age comfortably at home. But as you know, that ideal world is something to aspire to and not the reality. We’re all growing older and we need to keep ourselves safe. If you can anticipate some of your family’s needs now instead of waiting until later, you not only save yourself the hassle of home renovations while circumstances are pressuring you to, you can give proper consideration to design your living plans as you envision them.

You might only need a safer bathtub area now, and installing a shower bar on the bathroom wall is okay as a quick fix. However, realistically, safety’s a key concern for every room in your house. Can you anticipate that down the road you’ll need to convert your ground floor bedroom to live in to avoid the stairs in later life? Why not create a master suite living space now, with accessible bathroom cabinets and counters, while you have the time and energy? With an expert remodeling contractor to assist you in designing a home remodel that fits your specific needs, you’ve paved the way for stress-free living for your family’s future.

For people with impaired ability, whether due to injury or age, a ground floor master bedroom remodel makes a lot of sense. You want to eliminate those stairs¦going up and down stairs is uncomfortable and dangerous. Moving into a room located at street level is the way to go. You can make this change less daunting if you plan that bathroom and bedroom just the way you’d like. Be happy to know that with a creative design team by your side you can make your mobility-challenged bathroom redesign stylish, as well as safe. There’re several options now available on the market. It’s good to have a bathroom remodeling contractor who’s familiar with the most recent product and materials.

If this involves modifying your current floorplan or adding on a few extra feet into your backyard, you’ll need the assistance of a well-known room addition contractor to do a good job while keeping within your budget. A home modification for wheelchair use is an important choice to make. It’s a home renovation decision that’ll bring you and your family immense satisfaction and pride. It must be completed by a residential general contractor with a proven track-record that will not compromise on their high standards. You need to be assured, before you start, that you’ll have no problems in completing the project. Each step in the home remodeling process needs thorough evaluation and forethought on potential impacts to your family.

With the Baby Boomers population growing up and needing home assistance, allowing independence for as long as physically possible, the choices of how to renovate for the mobility-challenged have also expanded. This is a good time to take on the undertaking of such a project. For most satisfaction, don’t wait until the last minute for these necessary home remodeling decisions. Bring in a home improvement contractor that has a good reputation in Orange County with lots of experience. Make sure your home remodeling team is comprised of people you can work well around and who you feel comfortable with. The residential remodeling contractor needs to have a compassionate understanding of the needs in your home. Ultimately your family’s safety and comfort is foremost.