Aging in Place!

May 31, 2022

“Aging in Place” … what does that mean? Well, technically, it means “the ability to live in one’s own home and community safely, independently, and comfortably, regardless of age, income, or ability level.” (U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). But what does it mean to YOU and your relationship with your home? Can you age along with your house … can you be mobile in your home? Are your doors and showers wide enough to roll a walker or wheelchair? We have clients who love their current homes and want to stay in them forever, so they come to us to help them navigate their needs. We have extensive experience in ADA (American Disability Act) code and compliance. We know what it takes to modify existing spaces so that aging in place is not only functional and safe but also beautiful!

We are thrilled when we collaborate with clients who give thought to every single design element. These clients wanted to take their outdated bathroom and bring it into this decade and beyond. (See the before photos!) They considered aging-in-place elements and ADA requirements so that this is a one-and-done remodel. Take in ALL the details in the images, from the spa-like color on the walls, the custom-built cabinets, and the zero-entry shower design.

AFTER –This beautiful teak bench can be brought into the shower if needed. Another aging-in-place feature!

AFTER — This is a custom-built and custom-painted vanity.
AFTER — The window brings in natural light to the zero entry shower. The handheld shower is another aging-in-place feature. Thinking ahead on these types of fixtures ensures that this is a one-and-done remodel.
AFTER — That beautiful pebbled rock “tile” adds to the natural spa-like feel of the space!
AFTER — This zero-entry shower is a must-have when planning for aging in place. Walkers and wheelchairs can roll right in.