Age in Place Design: Remodeling for Safety as We Age
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AGE IN PLACE SAFE DESIGN

Safety Home Additions In Sarasota, Bradenton & Lakewood Ranch

Aging can be hard on your body. Things that were once easy have become more difficult. Age in Place is all about planning space for long term or for an aging family member. This concept takes into account wheelchair and walker access, vision complications, arthritic troubles and many more situations. The goal is to create a functional, safe home our clients can be happy in for many years to come without compromising good design. Some Age in Place design components include no-slip surfaces, wider doors and hallways and walk in showers without a threshold. Removing a bathtub and replacing it with a shower basin complete with an area to sit down and grab bars makes the bathing process so much safer. We strongly encourage planning ahead and taking advantage of these methods where applicable. Renovating to accommodate new needs does not have to compromise the quality or beauty of your home.

Please contact us to learn more about age-in-place or to help ascertain if this step is right for you. If you need help renovating your home to accommodate your or your loved ones’ needs, LaMaison can help. We are experienced age in place contractors with experience adapting homes to meet the needs of people with decreasing mobility.

Universal Design is a great option to meet any clients’ needs whether recovering from an injury, providing for guests, or planning a long term home for a loved one. We want our clients and their guests to feel comfortable in their own homes. Many homes do not take into account special needs, we have design tools to help make life easier and more functional without compromising good design. Some other universal design components include better lighting techniques, locating objects such as switches and towel bars at appropriate heights.

Age-in-Place Home Design Requirements

The three keys to aging-in-place home design are safety, comfort and customization.

Remodeling for Safety

Aesthetics are, of course, important in any design, but safety should come first in the case of aging-in-place remodeling. What good is a fancy shower door if you cannot get into and out of the shower easily and safely? Common features that are incorporated into homes for those who wish to stay in place include:

  • Grab bars (in bathrooms, showers, kitchens, and bedrooms)
  • Curbless shower stalls
  • Shower stalls with integrated benches
  • Placement of essential rooms—the kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom—on the first level

Special care is taken to avoid the common features of everyday living that can be dangerous to folks who are aging in place—such as loose throw rugs and obstructed pathways.

Remodeling for Comfort

Comfort is also important but is sometimes more synonymous with luxury than safety. As long as appropriate safety measures are taken, there is nothing wrong with some comfort and indulgence! Many homeowners who are staying in their home wish to add features solely for comfort, such as:

  • Heated floors
  • Heated towel racks for the bathroom
  • Soaking tubs with steps and unobtrusive grab bars
  • Non-slip shower floor tile
  • Built-in benches
  • Handheld showers
  • Curb less walk-in shower stalls

Remodeling for Customization

LaMaison never creates two homes that are exactly alike—your home is all about you, and aging in place is the same way. Your home is personal and how you live in it should be too, especially if it is for the next ten, twenty, or more years!

There are plenty of ways to improve livability in unobtrusive ways, and the LaMaison design-build team has created aging-in-place designs that are both safe and luxurious.

Age in Place Safely, Comfortably & Worry Free

LaMaison’s design-build team can help you customize your home and ensure it’s as safe and comfortable as possible so you can age in place in the most dignified and graceful way possible. If you need aging-in-place remodeling in Lakewood Ranch, Bradenton or Sarasota, we are the company to call. If you’re ready to discuss the benefits of a new bathroom for your Manatee/Sarasota area home, please contact LaMaison to arrange a complimentary consultation.

Call us for a free consultation today at 941-779-7170 or send us an email and we will contact you promptly!