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The term ‘aging in place’ refers to elderly adults who intend to stay in the comforts of their own home for as long as they can as they age. The major aspect of aging in place is to aid seniors in their goal to stay in their own home by making adjustments to the home to maintain and/or improve their quality of life and ability to complete essential daily activities. Changes made to the home could be consciously designed to benefit and support those facing the following risks:
The kitchen is one of the most important facets of your home, as it tends to be a major gathering point for the family throughout the day. Since your family spends so much time in it, it’s important that the kitchen is not only aesthetically pleasing to be in, but also functionally conducive for everyone to do what they need to do simultaneously with multiple people in the area.
Have you decided to hire a home remodeling contractor to upgrade your kitchen, yet you’re unsure of the questions you should keep in mind throughout the process? Luckily for you, we’ve provided a short list below of what to consider when remodeling a kitchen:
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Adaption for the Physically Challenged
One reason for remodeling is the need to make room for an again parent or other family member with special needs. Before you build that addition or convert your attic, basement, or other spare room into living quarters for a loved one, ask yourself these questions:
Is the person in good health or physically challenged? Physically challenged individuals may have difficulty with some or all the following functions: walking, standing, sitting, lifting, grasping, hearing, and seeing.
If she or he is ailing, who will be the primary caregiver? If you and your spouse work all day, will you need a visiting nurse or other specially trained person to help you? Will that person be hired as a live-in? If so, where will he or she sleep?
Is your family member ambulatory or in need of special services or equipment, such as a walker, wheelchair, or lift to maintain mobility?
Is the condition progressive? Keep future conditions in mind when you plan your remodeling project. For example, a walker-bound person may eventually require the use of a wheelchair. Be sure hallways and doors are wide enough to accommodate it and that he or she can easily reach and manipulate drawers, faucets, toilets, light switches, and other conveniences.
SELECTING YOUR PROJECT (continued) …
You’ve put up with an outdated kitchen long enough. Maybe you’ve decided that you’ve taken your last hand-held shower in that vintage ball-and-claw bathtub. If you’re dream of a new kitchen, bath, room addition, or other space, the following will guide you through the exciting process of home remodeling.
Home owners have many remodeling project options that can increase their home’s resale value, and add plenty of enjoyment as well. In today’s economy, uber-luxury renovations aren’t as appealing as they were in 2004-2005 when the market peaked. Today’s budget-minded buyers want a home that is sustainable and energy efficient, so they can have a home that will last a lifetime. As a result of this, it is important to know what improvements will best increase home value without going overboard. Homeowners planning to remodel should concentrate their efforts on projects that are energy efficient and add character and comfort to their home.
FINDING YOUR REMODELER – Other Considerations
Use the following questions to determine whether the remodeler you are considering is appropriate for you and your project:
Interest in remodeling has never been greater. If you are an owner of an aging structure (or you plan to own one), you may be dissatisfied with some aspect of the property. Remodeling can turn your home into the one you have always wanted.
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