Aging in Place Remodels

Adults over the age of 45 account for more than 42 percent of the U.S. population. Whether you are one of those 42 percent or have a parent or other relative in that group, chances are at some point you will be faced with age-related home accessibility issues. Aging in place remodeling is rapidly becoming a popular type of remodeling project. And the Kansas City remodeling experts at Mission Kitchen and Bath have the expertise to help with residential design for aging in place.

Aging in place remodels are not just for old or elderly people. The majority of people seeking aging in place remodels are people who are planning ahead and taking steps now to ensure that they can maintain their quality of life as they age by staying in their home for as long as possible. To do that, some accommodations may need to be made to their home. This may be simple things like changing door handles or installing grab bars – like those from The Onyx Collection – in the bathrooms or it may involve a complete remodel.

Aging in place kitchen and bath plans are customizable for each homeowner, and can be personalized to fit every unique need. Choose from standard aging in place options like no-slip flooring or walk-in tubs with seating to get started, then finish the renovation with rocker light switches, front-panel cook tops, and other helpful pieces curated with your home in mind.

By incorporating an aging in place design into your remodel or renovation now, you make an investment that will pay back in priceless benefits as you age. While taller toilets or wider doorways may seem unnecessary to you now, you will be thankful you have them when you are being assisted by a walker, wheelchair, or simply just need a little extra elbow room. Adding aging in place elements to your home sooner rather than later ensures that your space will be accommodating and ready when you need it, and gives you the opportunity to take your time choosing and customizing each element, rather than having to renovate in a rush later when you are unable to use your standard space effectively.

Along with increasing quality of life for you or older family members as time passes, aging in place remodeling adds financial value to your home. Buyers are actively looking for homes that can accommodate older residents, and if they can find that in a home without having to remodel it themselves, they are more likely to purchase. No matter if you are planning on selling soon or hope to make this your forever home, designing your kitchen or bath with aging in place elements will increase the value of your home when you do choose to go on the market – whether months or decades from now.

Aging in place remodels allow individuals to maintain their independence as long as possible by allowing them to feel safe and secure with their surroundings, while adding value to the property. If you’re ready to improve your home accessibility for yourself or an aging family member, give Mission Kitchen and Bath a call at 913-362-4242 and we’ll design the perfect aging in place remodel just for you.


Bathroom Remodels

  • Increased space for easier maneuvering
  • Wider doorways
  • Non-slip flooring
  • Walk-in tubs or showers and shower seats
  • Grab bars
  • Toilets adjusted to the right height for the individual
  • Adjustable height sinks
  • Single lever faucets
  • Increased lighting
  • Color contrast between the countertops and floors

Kitchen Remodels

  • Increased space for easier maneuvering
  • Wider doorways
  • Non-slip flooring
  • Pull-down and roll-out shelving
  • D-shaped pulls on cabinets and drawers
  • Lower height counters
  • Single lever and sensor faucets
  • Anti-scald devices
  • Front-panel cook tops
  • Elevated dishwashers
  • Increased and non-glare lighting with additional task lighting
  • Color contrast between the countertops and floors

Changes Throughout the Home

  • Rocker switches in place of regular light switches
  • Automatic lighting
  • Lever handles in place of door knobs
  • Light switches and electrical outlets repositioned to an easy height
  • Doorways of at least 36 inches wide
  • Closet systems with adjustable shelves
  • Non-slip flooring or low pile carpet