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Helpful Home Projects for Aging in Place

by Kelleigh Evans 11/29/2020

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If you’re planning to stay in your new home for many years, incorporating certain features into your home's design can make for a smooth transition. While you might not necessarily need these kinds of features immediately, you'll likely find they add convenience to your space. What can you do to make sure your home stays comfortable for you throughout the years? Consider the following ideas that can allow you to comfortably live in your home at any age. 

Grab Bars

Installing grab bars is a good place to start. Grab bars offer support for sitting and standing, especially in bathroom spaces. Common locations for grab bars include on the walls of shower stalls, next to toilets and along hallways. Grab bars are readily available in modern designs and finishes that can seamlessly blend with the other fixtures in your bathroom. They can do double duty holding towels or clothes as well.

Extra Lighting

Introducing light fixtures in dim areas, on stairways and layering light sources is a great way to ensure your home functions well over time. Selecting LED fixtures over conventional ones ensures you won't have to worry about replacing bulbs in high or otherwise awkward locations. Introduce task lighting in the kitchen. This will add to the overall design of your kitchen while also providing a well-lit prep area for cooking and entertaining.

Cabinet Remodeling

Consider adding pull-out shelves or drawers to lower cabinets in the kitchen or bathroom. These allow for much easier access to stored items so you can avoid searching through dark cabinet corners for your favorite pan or baking dish. You may also consider pull-down shelving options for top cabinets that allow for easier access to items stored high out of reach. 

Lever Switches and Handles

Switch out traditional light switches in favor of lever switches or dimmers. Their larger surface area makes them easier to use and adjust. Use lever-type door handles simplifies the action needed to open and close doors. Finally, consider updating cabinet door handles to D-shaped ones that are more comfortable to grab and open.

About the Author
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Kelleigh Evans

I've lived in and loved Arizona my entire life. The sunshine. The outdoors. The homes. Buying and selling homes is a huge deal and I want my clients to feel supported and cared for throughout the process. 

A few promises if we get to work together: 

Education: What you need to know for buying and selling.

Communication: Every step of the way.

Guidance: Facts to help you navigate the market.

Commitment: Complete. Unwavering.

Community: I am a partner in your journey.

Wanting to sell your home? I will help guide you through the prepping and staging. Offering fresh marketing and a thorough approach to negotiate you the best sale possible.

Wanting to buy a home? I will keep you up to speed by walking you carefully through options and negotiation strategies. I will connect you with the necessary service people like inspectors, roofers, HVAC technicians, and even interior designers.   

I'd love to assist you. Whether you're just beginning of your home search or if you know exactly what you're looking for, you'll benefit from having a real estate professional by your side. I'd be honored to put my real estate experience to work for you. Every home has a story. From beginning to end. I'm here for you. 

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