4 Upgrades for Your Retirement Home
If you are considering buying a retirement home or remodeling you current home for your retirement years, there are a few different design features that you will want to consider. As time goes by and you get older, you’ll appreciate the convince and ease that these upgrades will bring. Here are a few of our suggestions.
1. An easy-to-enter shower. Consider replacing your bathtub-shower combo with a curb-less, walk-in shower. This will help to prevent trips and falls as you enter. To make the shower even safer, add grab bars, a built in bench, and easily accessible shelving for soap.
2. Excellent lighting. As you grow older, it may become more difficult to see things in low light settings. Make sure all areas are well lit to prevent any unnecessary accidents from occurring. We suggest paying special attention to kitchens, hallways, bathrooms, and any workspaces you use regularly.
3. Sturdy railings. Make sure you home has stable, sturdy railings in any areas you may need them. We suggest having them in the bathrooms, walkways, and by any staircases you have in the house.
4. A guest room. Now that you’re in your retirement years, your family and friends may be more likely to stop by for a visit. Make sure you have extra space in your home by having a guest room ready.
If you are considering updating your home to make it more retirement-friendly, we are ready to help. We’ll work with you to create the ideal space for your lifestyle and needs.