Aging In Place & ADA Projects
At Mr. Remodeler, we are very experienced at solving home design challenges for those with disabilities. Solutions as simple as grab bars can lead to injury if not installed correctly. Ramps have to be built according to established codes. Residential elevators and lifts are of course in a league of their own. ADA compatible tubs and showers have to be reinforced correctly, not only under the base, but behind the walls as well.
All these projects and many more have established written codes for how they are to be installed and constructed. We have the knowledge, but we also have something beyond this knowledge; we never forget we are guests in your home and that when we leave at the end of the day you still need a space you can live in. That is how we keep people calling us back; we know our trade and we know it’s your home we are working in, and we never forget it.
Below is a list of a few of the ADA alterations that go a long way in making a home more comfortable for those with disabilities.
Grab bars Chair lifts
Exterior or interior ramps
Wheelchair-accessible tubs and showers
Vanity alterations to increase accessibility
Kitchen alterations to increase accessibility
Remote-controlled ceiling fans, blinds, and electronics
Installation of flooring compatible with wheelchairs and walkers.
Please don’t hesitate in calling us if any of these seem like a promising solution for you or someone you care about. Also, if you have an unusual solution to a problem, give us a call or request a remodeling quote online. We pride ourselves on doing the odd jobs that other companies may not want to do.
Aging In Place Alterations
Aging In Place: The ability to live in your home safely, independently, and comfortably, regardless of age, income, or ability.
To meet the needs of the millions of Americans living longer and more active lives, a trend called Aging In Place has taken off. Aging In Place is a concept which creates homes that adapt to the changing needs of the growing older population. At Mr. Remodeler, we want to integrate features in your home that will improve your present life and ensure the value of your home is maintained but improved.
A nursing home can cost more than $70,000 per year. A remodeling project costing $30,000 could be the difference that keeps you at home for extra years.
When considering a home modification or a complete remodel, look at these numbers and you can see the obvious financial upside to staying in your home as long as possible.
A home designed for Aging In Place and utilizing Universal Design is more valuable and marketable to a wider group of people because it can be lived in by people of all physical abilities. Below is a cost comparison of a stay at a care facility vs. Aging In Place barrier-free renovations.
Care Facility vs Remodeling Cost Chart
Moving your loved one to a care facility can be costly. Consider the following breakdown between cost of remodeling vs. cost of a care facility:
For the same cost of living in a care facility for one month, you could install better lights, a taller toilet, grab bars, and a laundry room on the first floor.
For two to three months, you could fully remodel a bathroom.
For four to six months, you could renovate the entire kitchen.
For seven to nine months, you can add a first-floor master bedroom.
And, for ten to twelve months, you could add a first-floor master bedroom and full on-suite bathroom.
Mr. Remodeler has been certified by the National Association of Home Builders as an Aging in Place provider. The CAPS designation identifies remodelers that have been trained to help retirees and older adults remain in their homes safely, independently, and comfortably, regardless of income or ability level.
Our Certified Aging in Place specialists can help you create a home that adapts to the changing needs as challenges arise.
A Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) has been trained in:
The unique needs of the older adult population Aging in Place home modifications Common remodeling projects Solutions to common barriers