Aging in Place

aging-in-placeHome remodeling has taken on a new perspective for home owners over the age of 45. 

More San Diegans are turning to remodeling their home to accommodate not only their immediate family lifestyle which can include raising children, entertaining family and friends, working at home, but also now can encompass the possibility of taking care of elder parents.

The concept of aging in place and universal design are hot words in the design and remodeling world. What this means is remodeling and designing a home that will accommodate the special needs that come up as we get older and have a desire to stay in our home longer instead of the possibility 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,  enlarging hallways and doorways, converting bathrooms to allow for use of wheel chairs, walkers and specialty medical equipment.

Some homeowners are now choosing to remodel and update their home with modifications such as:

  • Wall mounted sinks
  • Raised toilets (taller toilets)
  • Sunken showers with zero thresholds
  • Bench seats and grab bars in the showers
  • Adding a hand held adjustable shower valves
  • Roll out drawers that fully extend in kitchen cabinets for easier access
  • Raised dishwashers
  • Lowered cabinets and sink areas

HK Construction  utilizes space planning and universal design for safely, and cost effectively transitioning the layout and use of a home so the family inside can transition just as easily as they age. 

The experience and skill sets HK Construction has developed over the years with loft installations, room additions, second story additions, room conversions and new home construction lays a solid foundation for making changes to homes that want a more universal design for aging in place.

If you have need for aging in place remodeling such as: removing existing dividing walls, enlarging openings, redesigning existing space, installation of new wall systems and even redesigning closets HK Construction has the specialists who can work with you from start to finish.

Contact HK Construction today to set up  time for an evaluation of your home for aging in place.





By |2011-07-05T21:09:33+00:00July 5th, 2011|Remodel|