As we age, our bodies often lose both strength and flexibility, making daily tasks around the home far more difficult than before. Don’t lose confidence in your ability to live at home. Instead, consider utilizing aging-in-place remodeling to improve accessibility and safety around your house. Here are five helpful aging-in-place home remodeling ideas to get you started.
1. Anti-Slip Flooring
Falling at home can be a serious concern, especially as you become older. While carpeted floors are more slip-resistant than tile, vinyl, and hardwood floors, carpet simply isn’t suitable for some areas of your home. Kitchens and bathrooms, for example, rarely have carpeting installed. Consider a bathroom or kitchen update to install anti-slip flooring to make these areas safer.
2. Grab Bars
Grab bars are another great bathroom upgrade for your home. These bars can be strategically placed to help with mobility in and out of your shower or bathtub, providing support if you you suddenly lose your balance.
3. Curbless Showers
If stepping up, over, or through is becoming difficult, installing a curbless shower may be worth thinking about. These showers are both accessible and functional. They have become very popular in modern homes. Talk to your remodeling contractor about whether a curbless shower could work in your bathroom space.
4. Walk-In Tubs
While curbless showers are functional, some people still prefer taking baths. A great alternative aging-in-place remodeling idea is installing a walk-in tub. These tubs eliminate the need to step up over high bathtub sidings.
5. Accessible Cabinets
Accessible cabinets are especially helpful in kitchens, where upper and lower storage is difficult to reach. There are many options available, including pull-down shelving or cabinets positioned 15” to 48” above the floor to allow easier access.
Ready to Start Your Aging-in-Place Remodeling Project!
Start your aging-in-place remodeling project today by contacting DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen. We specialize in accessibility remodeling and can outfit your home to suit your individual needs. For more information about DreamMaker and to see a list of our many services, please visit our website. You can also call (360) 558-3171 to set up an appointment or discuss the detail of your free in-home consultation!
Edited by Justin Vorhees
Aging-in-Place Remodeling Services
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