Making your home more accessible for handicapped aids like wheelchairs is a must for many of people with either disabilities or for the elderly. Typically the first step to make in a lack of mobility situation is to install a wheelchair ramp. Having a ramp installed on your home will improve a person’s life tremendously..
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In general, society tends to shy away from talking about and planning for the steps necessary as we age. The hard-cold truth though is that we are all going to get older. We will start to lose the ability to do as we once did and eventually will need aides in place to assist us..
The first thing you should know is that when accessible bathroom design is done well, it will be a perfect blend between function, form, and aesthetics. Thanks to all of the advancements in universal bathroom design, contractors are able to transform and everyday space into and accessible sanctuary that is safe for everyone to use…
In order to bring your remodeling projects to a whole new level consider the lighting in the space. In order to truly understand how the lighting in a room can spice up any renovation it is important to know what types of lighting is available and the best ratio of light to use within the space. To..
The last thing that homeowners want or deserve from their contractor is short cuts taken in their home improvement project. When doing any renovation around the home from installing a new door between your garage and your home, as in the picture above, or adding a new room onto an existing structure, the homeowner’s safety,..
Financially, It’s Worth Tweaking The average cost in the United States to live in an assisted living community is upwards of around thirty-six hundred dollars a month, that is roughly forty-two thousand dollars a year. Age in place modifications for the average single-story home on the other hand are roughly between ten and fifteen thousand..
Although a new concept, aging in place has become a notion that not only seniors but middle-aged people have started to appreciate the importance of. Not only does it make sense because it makes life easier for you but also from a financial stand point. No one ever wants to discuss getting older and..
You do not need to be old or in poor health before you begin doing a little age in place remodeling, and in fact, you are quite intelligent if you choose to do it prior to the time you will need it. While you have plenty of options available to you for age in place..
As people age, there always seems to be more and more limitation that makes it difficult for them to be able to do the simple things that they once took for granted. Whether it not being able to climb the stairs like you used to, to be able to stand for long periods of time..
Moving into an assisted living facility may sound like a good idea at some point in your life, but you may prefer to spend as many of your golden years in the same home where you raised your family. There is nothing wrong with doing this, especially if you have taken the necessary steps to..