If you’re considering wanting to stay in your home as you grow older, consider a bath or kitchen remodel. Here’s why.
Changing a home to suit your current and future needs is definitely worth a look in this competitive real estate market.
The benefits are twofold, at least.
Not only would you be able to get a more modern and manageable day-to-day design as you and your loved ones age, but you’ll also be able to stay in that home longer as well.
By updating the functionality in your house to ease daily tasks, you’ll maintain your independence for a longer period of time. And stay in your beloved home for more years to come.
A third benefit? The return-on-investment (ROI) increases with bath and kitchen remodels when a home does get listed on the market, in case you choose to move.
Why kitchen or bath?
According to HealthinAging.org, “Many older people experience problems in daily living because of chronic illnesses or health-related disabilities. Those difficulties restrict their ability to perform self-care. This inability for self-care is a common reason why older people seek help from outsiders, move to assisted living communities, or enter nursing homes.”
Many of the tasks relating with self care mentioned usually take place in either the bath or kitchen. Often taken for granted, these tasks include:
And of course, walking throughout the home. And then cleaning too.
Assess your own home
Too high? Too low?
In your kitchen, take a look at the cabinets...Are they too high? Is a step stool needed to get needed foods or plates or glasses?
Or, are the cabinets too low? Do you need to get down on your knees to reach back for the roasting pan or electric grill?
Updating and reworking the cabinets can make a huge difference.
Easy access to regularly needed and used ingredients and utensils will not only keep you in and managing the kitchen but also cooking real food longer as well.
Difficult to imagine now?
It may be challenging to imagine that one day putting a shirt on could be a burden, or that a lot of effort would be needed to prepare your lunch. We don’t like thinking of these scenarios.
But what if your home layout and function could help you? Ease the efforts required and allow you to keep your independence for a longer period of time?
What if you could also get suggestions and ideas about what those needed design elements would be? And get a real number in a quote?
Not everyone thinks in these terms, of remodeling a house to keep you in the home longer, but we do.
Do you have questions about aging in place or remodeling your home? We’d appreciate the privilege of being your resource and first choice remodeling contractor.
Let’s talk about your home’s bath or kitchen. We offer an initial consult meeting at the office and will share an honest and transparent look at viability and budget right off the bat.
Contact us when you’re ready to discuss a remodel and aging in place.
Pathway is a full-service home remodeling company focused on the creation of highly livable and functional spaces through smart design and eco-friendly, healthy, and energy efficient products and practices.