According to the AARP, homeowners, over the age of 50, increasingly prefer to “age-in-place,” or continue living in one’s existing environment independently, safely, and comfortably, irrespective of age, ability level or income. Certain home modifications are often necessary, since most homes have not been built specifically for aging in place. The list of simple-to-complex improvements include widening halls and doorways, lowering countertops, improving lighting, creating more accessible showers and bathtubs, and installing elevators or stair-lifts. All of these increase both accessibility and flexibility and provide a greater sense of security and peace of mind for all concerned.
As a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist, Wade Garnett has been educated in the strategies and techniques for designing and building aesthetically enriching, barrier-free living environments. Garnett Construction consistently exceeds the usual design principles to address the codes and standards, common remodeling expenditures and projects, product ideas, and resources needed to provide comprehensive and practical aging-in-place solutions.
From the addition of an outside wheelchair ramp… to various bathroom/kitchen alterations that inherently make the daily details more manageable, Garnett Construction LLC will create an easier, more comfortable living environment for the aging population, while providing an excellent investment (down the road) and tax credit (now). (http://www.dhcd.virginia.gov/HousingPreservationRehabilitation/PDFs/LHTC_brochure.pdf.)