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New Home Remodeling Options Allow You to Age in Place in Style

Posted by Lynne Giacobbe on June 4, 2012 at 8:23 AM

aging in place amenitiesAging in place doesn’t have to mean industrial lighting, institutional-like grab bars or ugly linoleum floors. A flood of elegantly designed and stylish new home remodeling and home decorating products have begun arriving on the market and are designed to make it possible for people to remain in their homes as their needs change with age – and to do so safely, comfortably and with style! 

To meet the demands of mature adults who continue to enjoy an active, vibrant lifestyle, designers are using innovative designs to create home environments and home products that marry practical functionality with classic style and modern science. From the simple to the sublime, aging-in-place amenities have gone high-style and high-tech. 

Modernizing can be Cost-Effective

Updating your home to reflect your changing needs is likely to be more cost-effective than you think. Many projects can be performed by an experienced do-it-yourselfer or handyman service at a reasonable cost. More elaborate projects may require the services of a contractor or home remodeler but will eliminate the safety, accessibility and mobility barriers that often force people to seek alternative housing as their needs change with age, allowing you to remain in your home. The attractiveness and desirability of new aging-in-place products and designs mean they can be implemented as your budget allows and well before they become necessary, enhancing your lifestyle now and into the future.  Make sure to check out our next post for great tips on specific things to consider when you remodel, such as replacing door knobs with ergonomic versions, adding seats to your shower, and installing double handrails on stairs.

The Resources You Need

Kendal at Home offers similar advantages, providing you with a community of resources designed to help you maintain a healthy, active, independent lifestyle now and into the future. For 11 more ways to age successfully at home get our free download here. 

Photo: Nate Tharp

Topics: age in place, Kendal at Home, Senior Independence, older adult

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