Nearly 90% of seniors want to stay in their own homes as they age. This can require some special remodeling – called aging-in-place remodeling.
Common Modifications for Aging-in-Place Remodeling
Some of the most common remodeling modifications include:
- Installing grab bars
- Adding more lighting
- Changing doorknobs to levers
- Installing a chair lift
These modifications do not require major structural changes in a dwelling. Other modifications that do require structural changes are best done by a professional remodeling contractor such as Reliant Construction Group. We are specialists in kitchen, bathroom, and whole house remodeling.
Remodeling a home for wheelchair access generally requires the most structural change in a dwelling. These modifications may include:
- Remodeling the bathroom to provide more space
- Installing curbless showers
- Replacing existing flooring with slip-free flooring
- Widening doorways and hallways
- Combining rooms to provide more turn-around space
- Remodeling the kitchen to make all cabinets, countertops, and appliances accessible
- Constructing entry ramps
Tips for New Construction Designed for Retirement Years
You may want to build a new home that will be your retirement home and accommodate all stages of aging. If you talk with a certified aging-in-place consultant, the consultant will advise you on many things you might not think of on your own.
In general, though, here are some things you might want to consider for new construction:
- Low-maintenance exterior and landscaping
- At least one no-step entry with a cover
- Main living on a single story including a full bath
- Minimum of 36-inches wide hallways
- Plenty of windows for natural light
- HVAC design that makes filters easily accessible
Reliant Construction Group Is a Leading Remodeling Contractor
Contact us for all your remodeling needs. Our years of experience and expertise guarantee your satisfaction. Our top priority is providing our clients with the highest quality of construction and craftsmanship and a streamlined remodeling process.