You may be ready to spend your golden years in your current home, but is your current home ready for you to age?
Aging in place is the ability to live in your home safely, independently and comfortably, regardless of age or ability level, for as long as possible. Staying in your current house as you age often requires some remodeling.
Baby Boomers are getting more realistic about anticipating their own aging-in-place needs and adopting those changes sooner rather than later. There’s just one catch: they don’t want those changes to look ugly and institutional.
Universal design is an attractive solution. Dwight and Bryan offer appealing aging-in-place tips in their July Building Solutions column “Age Gracefully with Universal Design.”
Pictured above: HighCraft’s main-floor master bath remodel, which embraces universal design, is both wheelchair accessible and attractive.