Many people consider aging at home because they want to live life on their own terms. Depending on how they see their senior years, they may feel that a home that they know and love is the best place to stay.
When planning to stay in your home during your retirement years, it’s best to plan for the future ahead of time. Marrokal Design and Remodeling, your go-to company for home additions and remodeling, lists down four ways to prepare your home for aging-in-place:
Consider an Open Design. Incorporating an open design into your living space offers a wealth of benefits. For one, it grants more versatility in furniture layout and better freedom of movement. It also allows multiple functions for a single room. With fewer doors and hallways to pass through, your home will feel more spacious.
Improve Lighting. Dimly lit areas of your home can put anyone at risk of tripping and falling. Make sure to install extra lighting fixtures in hallways where switches are not easily accessible. You may also add or enlarge windows to bring in ample natural lighting. To manage the level of lighting and privacy, you can dress them up with draperies or blinds.
Update Your Bathroom. Bathrooms, even large ones, are relatively small compared to other areas of your home. As your home remodeling expert, we suggest redesigning this space with convenience in mind, especially if it’s cramped. For instance, making their doorways wider allow hassle-free access for wheelchairs and scooters. Meanwhile, adding slip-resistant mats and grab bars minimizes slip-and-fall accidents.
Revamp Your Outdoor Living Space. Extending your living space outdoors has a positive impact on the way you experience everyday life at home. Consider building a wraparound deck instead of a conventional one since this allows access from all directions. You can also incorporate covered entrances to avoid water buildup in your porch. This adds an extra layer of protection for people entering and leaving your home throughout the seasons.
Turn to Marrokal Design and Remodeling for a granny flat that suits your needs and lifestyle. As your trusted home remodeling company, we are more than glad to listen to your ideas and offer expert feedback. Call us at (888) 214-1544 for more information about our services. You can also complete our form to schedule your free consultation. We serve homeowners throughout La Jolla, San Diego, and Poway.