Your home is your stable place as the world changes around you, and I’m guessing you want to remain in it, as you grow older. Census Data shows that 90% of Minnesota based baby boomers want to live in their home or an independent living situation until they die.

As a leader in innovative design and remodeling for aging in place in the seven-county metro area, Access Design + Build is meeting the demands of baby boomers who want to age in place, in the home of their choice. With over 25-years of experience in the remodeling industry and certification in Universal and Accessible Design, our team has an impassioned desire to adapt homes to be functional, comfortable, and safe. We are well-versed in adaptive design and construction techniques, operating as a collaborative unit, removing barriers that keep people from living life to the fullest.

Here are 8 things to put on your check list when remodeling to age in place:

  1. At least one no-step entry into your home with a cover.
  2. Thresholds should be flush or be at a maximum of ¼ inch.
  3. Main living on a single story, including full bath and laundry.
  4. Plenty of windows for natural light and brightly lit exterior entry ways.
  5. 32-inches of clear door width, which requires a 36-inch door.
  6. Hallways that are a minimum of 36 inches wide, and well lit.
  7. Maintain a 5 ft x 5 ft clear/turn space in the living area, kitchen, bedroom, and bathroom.
  8. Non-slip flooring.

This list is just a sampling of things to consider when remodeling your home for aging in place. The Access Design + Build team has the training, expertise you need to prepare your home to meet your physical, emotional, and social needs as you age, while maintaining the beauty of your living spaces. We also have accessible accessories like adjustable stove tops and pull-down shelving that make everyday tasks easier. As one return customer just said, “I tell you what I want and you just build it!” Learn more. Give us a call.