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When remodeling now, it is important to think about what the future may hold, and incorporate many of these home improvement modifications. Make sure the custom kitchen, bathroom or home remodeler you choose is also certified aging in place specialist and experienced in the principals of Universal Design.
Kitchen modifications are a great place to start for your independent living solutions. The kitchen is often a focal point in the house, where friends and family gather to eat and talk. Some kitchen renovations can include lowering some countertops, increasing floor space, adjusting the height of your appliances, enhancing the lighting and designing rollout and sliding shelves. Kitchen remodeling is a great place to start to add ease to your everyday living now and in the future.
Bathroom remodeling is another important element in your accessible home renovations. Some possible accessible bathroom ideas include installing a walk-in-shower or no threshold shower, adding slip-resistant flooring or a walk-in-tub. You can also have the height of your toilet adjusted and have grab bars added to increase safety. It is also very important to make sure you have a bathroom on the first floor of your home so you do not need to go upstairs to use the facilities. Ageinplace.com has a wonderful article that discusses these bathroom modifications along with other ideas in further detail that you can find at http://ageinplace.com/at-home/aging-in-place-home-ideas/bathrooms/.
The location of your master bedroom is another concern if you suddenly become disabled. Having a master bedroom addition on the first floor would be the ultimate option for your accessible improvement renovations. If there is not space to add in a master bedroom on the first floor, there are other options. You can install a private home elevator or a stair lift, which will accommodate you getting up and down in your home more easily.
Enhanced lighting is another element that is crucial to your accessible home remodeling needs. Having automatic lights outside ensures that you have appropriate lighting at night. You can also enhance the lighting in each room of your house. Adding in more lighting in your kitchen over the areas in which you work can make sure that you are safe while cooking, and adding in lighting to the bathroom can eliminate safety hazards.
In addition to the interior disabled modifications you may choose to utilize, there are also exterior renovations that can help you. The location of your garage will become increasingly important, so you can get in and out of your home more safely. If you do not have a garage, you should try to move a parking area as close to the front of your house as possible. You may need to have a ramp added to the front of your home, in case you need to have wheelchair accessibility. Done correctly, a ramp can be architecturally pleasing, and look like it was part of the original home design.
To learn more, contact AIP (Age in Place) Custom Builders at 1-855-553-3119, or visit http://aipcustombuilders.com/