Aging in Place — Live Where You’re Comfortable Are you worried about where you will live in the future? Most of us want to live in our own homes for as long as possible. That’s the idea behind ‘Aging in Place’ — which means adapting your home to be safer and more accessible for the time when you have less mobility. Fortunately, renovations to improve accessibility don’t have to be an either-or proposition, because it aligns well with the movement towards opening up rooms and widening doorways and hallways. So you can have a modern home while making it more accessible.
Truly Accessible Design is in the Details Making an accessible home goes beyond simply adding a few grab bars in the bedroom and bathroom. The key to long term livability is to look at the home as a whole and identify potential barriers in each room. In the bathroom, this could mean replacing a bathtub with a stepless, zero-threshold shower. In the kitchen, open shelving could replace hard-to-reach cupboards. A high entranceway could be accessed with a stair-free ramp or elevator. Regardless of what you do, the goal of aging in place renovations is always the same: to create a beautiful, safe, functional home that integrates seamlessly with your lifestyle now and in the future.