Aging-in-Place Remodeling in Montgomery & Bucks Counties, PA
As you get older, do you wish you could adapt your home to suit your changing needs? The Meridian Construction team has the knowledge, training, and experience to design solutions that will help you safely remain in your home for years to come.
Want to learn more about aging in place? Contact us online or call us today to begin discussing your needs.
What is Aging in Place?
When adults get older, they often move to an assisted living facility or nursing home, but this isn’t the right choice for everyone. If you want to stay in your home, you’re choosing to age in place. To do this safely, you may need to incorporate changes around your home that cater to your limitations.
Aging in place is also referred to as ADA-compliant design because it follows the guidelines set by the Americans with Disabilities Act. A home remodel aimed at aging in place makes your living space:
- More functional for everyone, regardless of their age or mobility level
- Adaptable for future use as you continue to age
- Comfortable and convenient, thus improving your quality of life
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Design for Aging in Place
It’s important to understand that there isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach to aging in place. The design should be unique to your current situation while considering your potential future needs as well. You know it’s time to make modifications to your home if:
- A chronic health condition is getting worse
- Your mobility is becoming more limited as you age
- A traumatic injury has created an immediate life change
- A parent, in-law, or other older adult is planning to move in with you
- There’s an underlying desire to modernize the home for aesthetic reasons
Aging-in-Place Remodeling Services
We begin your remodel with a design consultation. The goal is to assess your needs and recommend a list of modifications to meet them. An in-home assessment is the best way for us to understand your current situation, any unsatisfied needs, and how we can plan for the future. Some of the features often incorporated into aging-in-place designs include:
- Open floor plans
- No-step entries
- Ramps, elevators, and stairlifts
- Wider doorways with lever doorknobs
- Handrails and grab bars
- Slip-resistant tubs and bathroom flooring
- Walk-in bathtubs, curbless showers, and built-in shower seats
- Lower countertops
- Shallow kitchen sink
- Ground-floor master suite
Mobility Devices & Design
Designing with accessibility in mind doesn’t mean your house has to feel like a nursing home. The idea is to make every room safe and easy to navigate for any aging, injured, or chronically ill people living in your home. Trust the award-winning team at Meridian Construction to make an accessible design as beautiful as it is functional!
Here are some examples of mobility devices and home designs you may choose to implement:
- Tub-to-shower conversions
- Slip-resistant tub and shower flooring
- Bathroom handrails and grab bars
- Lower-than-standard kitchen and bathroom countertops
- Motorized upper cabinets
- Rounded corners on walls and counters
- Wider doors and hallways
- Exterior wheelchair ramps
- Chairlifts or elevators
- Lever handles in place of doorknobs
- Motion-sensor lights
Main Floor Living
In multi-story homes, the master suite and laundry room are often located upstairs. This could prove problematic, as staircases become more difficult to navigate with age. The best option is to relocate critical areas of your home to the main floor. If this proves difficult or cost-prohibitive, another option is to install a chairlift or elevator to help access the second story.
Even if you live in a single-story home, the floor plan may not necessarily incorporate everything you need. We recommend speaking with our team about how to achieve your long-term goals. Whatever changes you apply, expect aging-in-place products to blend seamlessly with the rest of your home. We’ll help you create a beautiful, comfortable living space you’ll enjoy for many more years.
Why Choose Meridian Construction?
Not all home remodeling companies in Montgomery and Bucks counties understand the concept of aging in place. You need a contractor that has experience building and renovating with accessibility and safety in mind.
That’s where Meridian Construction comes in. Not only do we keep universal design in mind for all our clients, but we also offer renovations specifically geared toward ADA compliance. Our expertise lies not just in doing the work but also in knowing what modifications are needed to ensure optimal comfort for our clients while they age in place. Whether you use a wheelchair, struggle with arthritis pain, or want to plan for the future, our ADA-compliant designs are sure to suit your needs.
Schedule an Aging-in-Place Consultation in Montgomery or Bucks County
At Meridian Construction, our goal is to customize your home to meet your aesthetic preferences and mobility requirements. From simple modifications to more comprehensive remodeling, we’ll design your project with your long-term needs in mind. Let us help you safely age in place, so you never have to leave your beloved home behind!