Aging In Place Remodeling Services
Modifying Homes To Meet The Special Needs Of Seniors And The Disabled
Our population is changing. People are aging, and living more independently. Seniors, veterans, younger and older persons with disabilities are choosing to reside in their own residence rather than live in assisted-living facilities. Today’s homeowners are now looking for homes that are safer, easier to move around, and provide a comfortable, barrier-free environment.
“Providing Barrier Free Home Remodeling”
Design and Remodeling Solutions (link to about us page) offers aging homeowners an opportunity to age with their existing home as they mature to meet their physical needs. We can remove an existing bathtub and install an easy-access shower in its place; we can adjust countertop heights; and even create multifunctional first floor master suites.
We can incorporate these designs into new construction (link to whole house remodeling page) or on remodeling projects. The concepts of aging-in-place and aging-in-community are beginning to take center stage as a result of the baby-boomer population. Additionally, installing basic accessibility features in new construction will save remodeling dollars in the future.
Who can you rely on to modify your home?
At Design and Remodeling Solutions, our “CAPS” professionals go beyond design to address the codes and standards, common remodeling expenditures and projects, product ideas and resources needed to provide comprehensive and practical aging-in-place solutions.
What is the CAPS designation?
A Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist (CAPS) has been trained in:
- The unique needs of the older adult population
- Aging-in-place home modifications
- Common remodeling projects
- Solutions to common barriers
Barrier Free features to consider:
- Step-free entry
- 3-foot-wide doorways
- Wider hallways
- Wheelchair access
- Raised kitchen countertops
- Bath and shower grab bars
- Higher toilets
- Wheel-in showers
- Hand-held showerheads
- Faucets that turn off and on easily
- Stairways that have rails on both sides
- Bedroom and full bath on the main floor of a two-story structure
- Front-mounted controls on appliances for use by someone who is wheelchair bound
- Levers, rather than knobs, make drawers and doors easier to open
- Universal thermostats with simple icons, numbers in large font, and contrasting colors to signify cold or warmth
- A doorbell with a light flashing to alert a homeowner with diminished hearing
- Curb-free shower stall
- No-slip tile
- Lower rocker-style light switches
- Higher electrical outlets
- Lower placed microwaves
- Grab bars resembling a towel bar or chair railing providing sturdy support throughout the home
- ADA-compliant appliances
- Slide out shelving
- Built in wall, fold-down Ironing Center that includes swivel board, iron, light shelf and garment bar
For more information about our services or to schedule a consultation, please contact us (link to contact us page) at 941-375-0124. (make click to call) We look forward to hearing from you!