Home Remodeling With The Golden Years In MindFebruary 11, 2018 5:27 pm
The Golden Years should be a time in your life when you enjoy life to the fullest. Quality of life should be a priority and your home should change to suit your needs and wants. Your home has evolved with you through each phase of life. From adding a nursery to a needing a kitchen upgrade to a guest room for the grandkids, your home has gradually transformed through every phase of life.
Now it’s time for another change. It’s time for your home to become a place that you can enjoy and that can accommodate your ever-changing life, once again.
Whether you are remodeling your own home or the home of someone you hold dear, here are some tips from the remodeling contractors in Lawrence, MO, that can help you get started.
One of the first areas of your home to consider when remodeling for the Golden Years is the bathroom. Bathrooms can become increasingly more difficult to maneuver with age. Installing walk-in tubs or custom showers in your home in Lawrence, MO helps you to maintain your independence and keep you safe as well. There are lots of options that allow you to personalize them such as grab bars, anti-slip flooring and comfortable seating, handheld showerheads, and even massaging jets. Raising your vanity for easier access and installing better lighting for reading prescriptions can also be helpful.
When considering remodeling designs for your kitchen, you want to put everything at an easy to reach level. The idea is to redesign areas that are very low or very high. Installing a wall oven can make baking an easier task and roll out shelving in cabinets eliminates the need to reach, stretch, and search for items. Smooth top cooktops make for easy cleanup and adding a pantry can not only make a kitchen organized but can put all of your cooking items within easy reach.
Throughout the House
Ideally, the first floor of your home should be one level without any steps. Installing ramps anywhere you have even a single step can make for effortless navigation, but at least make sure there is one ramp to each different level to allow access to them.
If you don’t want to add a ramp to the current front entrance, there are other ways to add one. Using an existing window opening to create an entryway can be a creative fix. Removing the window and adding French doors can be an added benefit in terms of accessibility.
Don’t forget to also widen any doorways. Wider doorways will allow for wheelchair accessibility and make for a generally easier to maneuver home. Open concept design throughout the home will help with mobility, allow you to maintain your independence.
Lastly, easy to maintain flooring can be a real help. If your home has carpet, you might consider installing easy to clean tile or hardwood flooring.
Enjoying The Golden Years
Jericho Home Improvements can transform your home into a place that you can enjoy throughout the Golden Years of your life. We install custom showers and walk-in tubs in Lawrence, MO, and the surrounding area. We are literally a full-service, easy-access bathroom remodeling company and if you can dream it, we can build it. Give us a call today for your free consultation. We’d love to hear from you.