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Simple Remodeling Fixes to Help Seniors Stay in Their Homes

Most people that have lived in a home for many years don’t want to make a sudden change in their living situation late in life. But as we get older, sometimes our homes need a little tweaking to make them safer and more comfortable. Luckily, there are plenty of simple remodeling fixes that can help seniors “age in place” without sacrificing independence. Let’s dive into a few ideas:

Bathroom Upgrades

The bathroom can be a tricky place for seniors, with slippery floors and hard-to-reach items. But there are some easy upgrades you can make to mitigate those risks. Consider installing grab bars near the toilet and in the shower to provide extra support and swap out your traditional bathtub for a walk-in shower with a built-in bench for added safety and convenience.

Kitchen Modifications

For many of us, the kitchen is the heart of the home. But as we age, navigating this space can become more challenging. To make your kitchen more senior-friendly, try lowering countertops and cabinets to make them more accessible from a seated position. You can also install pull-out shelves and drawers to make reaching items easier and consider adding lever-style handles to faucets for those with arthritis or limited hand strength.

Entrance and Exit Ramps

Getting in and out of the house shouldn’t be a struggle. Installing entrance and exit ramps can make it easier for seniors with mobility issues to navigate steps and thresholds safely. Whether you opt for permanent ramps or portable ones that can be moved as needed, this simple fix can make a world of difference in maintaining independence and reducing the risk of falls.

By making these small adjustments, you can create a safer and more comfortable living environment that allows you to age in place with confidence. And if you need a hand with any of these remodeling projects, don’t hesitate to give us a call at Westring Construction, LLC. Our team specializes in home remodeling and repairs, and we’re here to help you create a space that meets your needs now and in the years to come. Give us a call at 608-441-5435 today to find out how we can help make your home safer and more comfortable for you!

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