As you age, previous attributes to your home, such as a closed floor plan or standing bathtubs, may now pose as obstacles. If you are in need of functional home updates to ease mobility, consider speaking to a member of Lynch Design | Build about a remodel catered toward aging in place. Our team has extensive experience in home additions and specialty projects, and can help you design a home layout that makes you feel comfortable. Here, the Maryland home construction and design specialists at Lynch Design | Build discuss beneficial home features to accommodate your aging in place experience.
Consider Functional Living Area Additions When Aging In Place
If you choose to stay in your home rather than move into a nursing home or senior living facility, it is important that your home is designed for safety and easy mobility in every room of your home—and the qualified team at Lynch Design | Build has got you covered. Donald Lynch Jr., President of Lynch Design | Build, is a Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist (CAPS) from the National Association of Home Builders in collaboration with the AARP. This qualifies Lynch Design | Build to make home modifications that accommodate aging in place requirements. Below we’ve listed a few home modifications that can increase your feeling of comfort and security—after all, everyone deserves to feel safe in their own home!
Make Your Home Wheelchair Accessible by Adjusting Your Floor Plan
If you live in a home with narrow hallways and door openings or a closed floor plan, renovating your home can help you get around with greater ease. Consider widening your doorways from 30 inches to 36 inches to accommodate a wheelchair, and adjust your living space to remove stairs wherever possible. Additionally, consider adding more entry points into your home to help you get in and out quickly and efficiently. Creating a home layout that makes each room easily accessible can help avoid potential falls and injuries and accommodate a wheelchair.
Update Your Bathroom to Accommodate Aging In Place Requirements
Remodeling your bathroom to include features such as a walk-in or no-barrier shower, grab bars or easy-reach cabinetry can prevent falls or injuries. Standing tubs or bathtubs with high edges can prove to be an obstacle for seniors having to get in and out of the tub each day. Especially when showers or bathtubs are wet, the slippery surface can pose an extra challenge to seniors and no one should feel dread about getting in and out of their shower. Replacing your bathtub with a walk-in shower can be a game-changer for the older population.
Also, another simple update like installing grab bars in your shower or tub can make all the difference. Having a bar to hold onto in your shower can help you find stability and balance, reducing your chance of a fall. Lastly, if your cabinetry is installed in a hard-to-reach area in your bathroom, consider updating your cabinetry to be lower and easier to reach without the use of a stepping stool. Ultimately, a functional and spacious bathroom remodel can be life-changing for seniors, and the team at Lynch Design | Build is here to help you craft your dream bathroom.
Design a Luxurious Master Suite for Comfort and Safety
If you can imagine it, we can design and build it! When remodeling your home to suit your aging in place experience, a master suite crafted for ultimate comfort is a must-have! Custom lighting options that are within easy reach can help you stay safe if you need to get up at night. Further, walk-in closets provide a large and easy-to-navigate space for all of your clothes and shoes. Have you been dreaming about a one-of-a-kind space to call your own while aging in place? Let Lynch Design | Build guide you through our design and construction process that has left so many of our customers satisfied.
Contact the Home Construction Specialists at Lynch Design | Build About Aging in Place Alterations
The home design and remodel team at Lynch Design | Build strives to exceed the expectations of our clients. Our expertise in the area of aging-in-place home alterations can help you feel confident. You do not have to sacrifice style for safety. At Lynch Design | Build, we know that your home is your sanctuary, and we want it to look like one too! To learn more about how the home construction and remodeling team at Lynch Design | Build can deliver your dream home project, contact us today.