A New Perspective for Home Owners Over the Age of 55

Aging in Place Home Remodeling for San Diego Seniors

More San Diegans are turning to aging in place home remodeling for easing their efforts in taking care of their elder parents. Also their current family lifestyle which can include raising children, entertaining family and friends, or working at home.

The term ‘aging in place‘ describes older people living in their residence of choice as they age, while having access to the services and/or accommodations they need. It’s essentially establishing a sense of security for seniors that don’t want to leave their homes. When people get older, there’s always issues looming over their heads. The most common may be the place they currently live.

Seniors may not want to move into a retirement home in order to suit their special needs. The prospect of moving elsewhere is tiring since they’re essentially packing up everything and moving to another setting. Having to readjust to your new surroundings, in addition to having to arrange work, life, or other commitments may be too much for them. There’s also the possibility of having to move to a nursing home, a place that might not be an optimal choice for most people. Instead of having to move, however, elders can now age in place.

Aging in Place Home Remodeling

Aging in Place Home Remodeling San Diego Elder Care

The concept of aging in place and universal design are hot words in the design and remodeling world. This means remodeling a home that meets special needs. As we get older most desire to stay in our home longer instead of moving into a retirement community.

Aging in place remodeling can include changes to a home which enables for easier access to and from rooms. Such as enlarging hallways and doorways, converting bathrooms to allow for use of wheel chairs, walkers, and other specialty medical equipment. Refinishing sinks, tile, tubs and showers, or other fixtures to match decor or meet their needs.

New Room Additions

A few points to consider when deciding what type of room addition is most suitable for you.

  1.  If your home has enough yard space, then it may be more economical to have a room addition built onto the same level into the front, back or side yard; whichever applies best.
  2.  However, if yard space is limited, one may need to build up, adding a second level.
  3.  Another option to consider is internal expansion by removing a section wall to join two inside rooms into one larger room.

Here’s a very helpful article explaining the Top 3 Room Addition Tips that you need to know.

Room Renovations

Aging in place home remodeling commonly involves some form of room remodeling or renovations. As we get older, there are some things we might not be able to do anymore. As an example, a senior may need renovations with different support systems to accommodate their aging bodies.

Such as:

  1. wider pathways,
  2. wall railings,
  3. softer and/or slip-proof flooring.
  4. Bathtub walk-though
  5. Lower counter heights
  6. Ramps and other easy entry access

Many room additions for seniors aging in place feature designs that help lower the risk of injury, thus making their home a safer place to live.

Room remodeling is generally cost effective. HK Construction currently offers services that we ensure are beneficial to the foundation of your home, while being cost efficient to your budget. We care about seniors who need room additions and/or modifications to their property, so we want to make the process as simple as possible.

Some homeowners are now choosing to update their homes themselves with simple DIY modifications. Sometimes they hire a handyman to do it for them. Please Note: We only do major construction projects and large scale home remodeling. We are not a handyman service so we don’t do small simple tasks. Which is good for you because paying a general contractor to perform a lower price handyman service is not cost effective for you. Either way, we present some ideas here such as:

  • Wall mounted sinks
  • Raised or taller toilets
  • Bench seats and grab bars in the showers
  • Walk in tub insert for walk in shower
  • Adding a hand held adjustable shower valves
  • Roll out drawers that fully extend in kitchen cabinets for easier access
  • Raising dishwashers
  • Lowering cabinets and sink areas
  • Redesigning closets

Popular Construction Home Mods for Elders

The following list is what we do for you. These suggestions require a construction company. So if you have need for aging in place home remodeling such as:

  • Lowering counter tops,
  • removing existing dividing walls,
  • enlarging openings and doorways,
  • adding entrance ramps,
  • redesigning existing space,
  • sunken showers with easy entrance
  • installing new wall systems, and
  • building entire new rooms with aging in place design,

Then HK Construction is the right company for you!

Contact for Free Quote

HK Construction Poway Home Remodeling and New Construction

HK Construction utilizes space planning and universal design. Thus we transition the layout of a home so the elders can transition as easily as they age. And we do so for a great price too! We have lots of experience in universal design for aging in place. Over the years, in addition to aging in place home remodeling, we’ve also done loft installations, room additions, second story additions, room conversions, and new home construction.

Book a time for your free in home remodeling consultation for aging in place home remodeling.

Contact: Marc Gieselmann, general contractor
Company: HK Construction
Phone: 858-748-6580
Location: Poway, CA and San Diego areas
Email: info@hkremodel.com

Serving all San Diego County.

Check out our reviews and A+ Rating on BBB!