We never like to think about it…but face it….we all are and will get older. It’s a fact of life we can’t deny, or stop!
If you live in a home and you are at the stage in life that you think this is your “forever home” then as you remodel, you may want to think about how that home will work “forever” for you if you have health issues in the future.
Instead of just thinking about granite choices, or paint colors, think long term about choices that could help you stay in your home longer. Everything from grab bars to open kitchens to stairs are certainly a factor. A walk-in shower as well as a tub…with a wide ledge to sit on….and then get into the tub…all things to consider NOW as you make renovations.
Access in the kitchen might include a movable island for when there may be a need for wheelchair access.
And if this is not your stage in life, you might have to be assisting a parent with these choices…so some good information to help you help them.
Here is a great article in the New York Times, titled Home Renovations for The Golden Years that goes into more detail about this subject.