“Aging-in-place” means deciding to live in just one place, with the same amount of comfort, for as long as possible. Simply put, it means “growing old at home.” Living in one place for the rest of one’s life may prove beneficial, but it will require long-term planning.
Planning for an aging-in-place remodel doesn’t have to be difficult. Here are a few things you should consider, when working on remodeling your home for when you and your family grow older.
First, you’ll need to make it easy for you and your older family members to move around the house. Plan on living in a single story with window installation, where all necessary facilities such as the bath, kitchen, bedroom, dining area and living room are on the same floor level.
It should be easy to move indoors. The interiors and walkways should be well lit, and the floor should not be slippery. Walkways and doors must be at least 36 inches wide, and there should be enough turning space between rooms. Avoid placing steps between rooms or areas on the same level.
Doors and Windows
Doors and windows should be easy to open and close. Check with door and window contractors about using door levers instead of door knobs; doing so will make it easier for you to open your doors in the long run.
There should also be enough windows to allow natural light to enter and illuminate your home during the day. Don’t know what window to choose? You can choose from a variety of windows, but opt to choose those that are easy to open and those that can serve as egress paths in case of emergency.
Sliding windows with large panes can serve as emergency exits; otherwise, choose windows with lower window sills. If you’re unsure about this, you can ask reputable window experts to help you choose the right type of window for your aging-in-place remodel.
Get Professional Help
Lastly, transforming your home with an aging-in-place remodel will become easier with help from a trusted windows and doors company like us at Windows By Toll. We offer window installations that are sure to help you achieve your vision for a home that will be comfortable for years to come.
We will help you work on your aging-in-place remodel the best way that we can. Call us at (203) 200-7808 or fill out our online contact form to set up an appointment so we can discuss what we can do for you. Talk to us today!