Remodeling your home to make it more accessible as you age is a smart decision, a decision that many of our clients take into consideration when they are remodeling their kitchen or bath. According to a recent study by HomeAdvisor, there are now 108.7 million Americans aged 50 years and older. This number is expected to swell by another 10 million by 2020. With as much as 61% of these people planning to stay in their homes indefinitely, investing in aging-in-place upgrades is more important today than ever.
Creating a remodeled space that is on-trend with the benefits of aging-in-place modifications may seem challenging, but with the help of experts, this process can be stress-free. In today’s post, Liston Design Build, the premier company for home remodeling in St. Charles, MO, shares three ideas to help make your home more accessible as you age.
- Install Grab Bars in the Bathroom: With aging-in-place design, plumbing manufacturers such as Kohler and Delta are now offering decorative grab bars that coordinate with their faucets. Grab bars can now be functional and also beautiful looking like an added towel bar in a shower, but provide the added security. They give you and your loved ones a better grip when coming out of the shower or when entering the tub. When installing grab bars, we’ll create an ample maneuvering space to make it easy to move around. It’s all about design planning.
- Add a Shower Seat: For many older adults, standing in the shower for a long period can be exhausting. We design shower systems with an added bench seat. Minimizing shower curbs is something to consider as well. You can consult our experts for your next home remodeling in Chesterfield, MO, to assist in the shower design. .
- Strategize Your Kitchen Layout: We recommend moving the sink closer to the stove to make it easier to move large pots and pans between the two areas. Planning your kitchen layout with our team will ensure a more functional and accessible space.
Do you need help with your kitchen and bath remodeling in St. Charles, MO? You can count on Liston Design Build. We also offer quality solutions for your basement and exterior remodels. To schedule a FREE consultation, call us at (636) 940-9417 or complete our form. We look forward to working with you!