Our custom designs help older adults prepare for a comfortable future in their current home. We design bathrooms and kitchens for easy mobility and accessibility.
Within the next decade, the youngest of the estimated 73 million Baby Boomers will have reached 65 years of age. The generation born between 1946 and 1964 currently represents more than 21% of the population here in the United States. Whether you’re 55 or 74, or somewhere in between, it’s a good idea to start thinking about where you’re going to live and what accommodations you need to live comfortably and safely.
Many homeowners understandably look to downsize as they get older. It may be because the kids have moved out or because they simply have too much house and yard to keep up with.
However, for others, they may have the right size home. But just because you decide to stay in your current home doesn’t mean that you’re stuck with the bathroom or kitchen you already have. In fact, it’s a good idea to identify areas of your home that can be improved now to accommodate your lives down the road. Doing so is essential to living independently longer and can help protect you from slip and falls and other serious injuries.
Universal Design and Aging in Place
The term universal design is a phrase that tends to get combined with terms such as “age in place” and “age-friendly design.” While there are many similarities between these home improvement strategies, there are some differences too.
Put simply, universal design is about accessibility. This is true regardless of the age and ability of those living in the home. Universal design seeks to ensure that everyone living there has complete access and stays as safe as possible. It is the design of products and environments to be used by all people without modification or specialized design.
Aging in place may implement some of the universal design ideas. However, to age in place means that a person decides to remain in their home and will need to gradually make changes to assist in their mobility and safety as they age. This is the best choice for many people because it allows an aging person to continue an independent lifestyle and remain active.
Questions About Remodeling
If you have questions about aging in place or universal design, AAA Remodeling Company is happy to help! Our custom designs help older adults prepare for a comfortable future in their current home. We design bathrooms and kitchens for easy mobility and accessibility.
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Our custom home designs help older adults prepare for a comfortable future in their current home.