Plan For The Future Today
Aging in place has become an important topic of consideration for Alberta’s rising senior’s population. For many, the idea of being able to remain in the home they’ve come to love is preferable to having to have to relocate to an independent living facility. Fortunately, with the many advancements the home renovation industry has seen in last few decades, creating a home that’s safe and easy to navigate for those with accessibility needs can be simple.
It’s Never Too Early To Start Thinking Ahead
When it comes to making your home accessibility enabled, it’s best to consult a contractor to design your custom plan early on. Starting early will give you a chance to accurately create the general scope of work which will be required, as well as time to consider what specific considerations you may need to fit your unique needs. Planning ahead makes it easier to maintain your independence as you age and to save funds to be spread across multiple projects.
Where to Start
Because accessibility renovations can be customize to the direct needs of homeowners, there is no “one formula” to begin with. While there are common areas and changes found across most designs (more on that below), the best place to start is by having an honest dialogue with your contractor. Discussing current and future challenges will help to narrow down your scope and prioritize what areas of the home should be focused on first. Popular renovations include:
- Widening door frames to accommodate wheelchairs
- Stairlift installation
- Lowering light switches and other control elements throughout the house
- Ensuring areas are well lit and easily to navigate
- Bathroom and kitchen renovations to include features like railings, in shower seats, lowered counters and more.
The Peak Improvements Difference
At Peak Improvements, we understand the value of being able to remain in your home with confidence. Our dedicated team of experts partners closely with our homeowners to create a custom design that is perfectly suited to your needs. We believe that the home renovation process should be simple, and provide transparency, clear communication, and exceptional results for every project. Best of all, our guaranteed price, no surprise contract means you never have to worry about changes to your cost.