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 in the bathrooms or it may involve a complete remodel.

Aging in place remodels allow individuals to maintain their independence as long as possible while allowing them to feel safe and secure with their surroundings. 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.

An Aging in Place Design May Include Any or All of The Following:

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