Designing with Access for All In Mind—Renovations
A study done by AARP stated that 87% of adults 65 and up wished to remain in their current home as they continue to age. Aging in place isn’t nearly as uncommon as some may think, and as more people begin opting to live at home or in multi-generational housing for families, countless families are finding that they need to do some form of renovation or another in order to create a home that allows accessibility for everyone.
The Benefits of Designing Accessible Homes in Advance
When the younger generation realizes that their parents are growing older, many choose to have their loved ones move in with them to help keep an eye on them and make sure their needs are met. This oftentimes leads to costly renovations needed throughout the home to cater to specific needs such as health concerns or limited mobility.
One way to head off these hefty renovation costs is to consider accessible home design during either the purchasing process or the building process if a homeowner is building a custom home from the ground up.
Not only is it significantly cheaper to build with accessibility for everyone in mind, but it also ensures that homeowners are thinking of not only the future of their loved ones but their own futures as well.
It also allows homeowners to have a say in the small details such as adding rods or levers to cabinetry instead of knobs. As trivial as that may sound, those small details can and will add up during a later renovation project.
Take the time to design an accessible home now and eliminate any later frustrations well in advance.
Renovation Ideas to Have in Mind
If building a universal design in advance simply isn’t in the cards, many renovation ideas can be implemented into a home that can make it accessible for everyone.
Renovations Can Create Accessibility for Everyone
While renovations can seem like a daunting task, they are often necessary. With proper planning and a quality design team at your disposal, accessibility for everyone in your home can be a reality. Let Access Built, The Access Family's division of Licensed Contractors show you what changes can be made at your home, at no obligation.