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When people are in the Penticton, BC, area and are close to their golden years, they might be considering wheelchair accessibility and other remodels so they can continue living in their house for years. You can have children or grandchildren stay for visits and reunion and keep the furniture and decor you have grown to love. While you may remain healthy well into the future, aging-in-place remodels can simplify transition into retirement.

Handyman Connection of Kelowna professionals can assist with many aging-in-place installation jobs. When done correctly, these remodels make caring for your home simpler. They can make your home better to get around in while using wheelchairs, scooters and walkers. These upgrades can also make supporting for aging relatives easier, so you can better care for your parent or elderly relative and keep them with you longer.

Whether you need minor remodel jobs for aging-in-place or a complete remodel, contact the Handyman Connection technicians in Penticton, BC. We will gladly answer all your questions or plan for a no-cost consultation.

Structural Remodels for Aging-in-Place

  • Widening of halls and doorways to make them wheelchair accessible for seniors can be vital for aging-in-place renovations
  • Installation of chair lifts for stairs or elevators can make living at home a real possibility
  • One-floor homes are a requirement for many seniors. We can help remodel your place to age in place in comfort without having to navigate stairs

Senior Home Exterior Remodeling

  • Brick or siding replacement and upgrades can end the hassle of painting, climbing ladders and more
  • Deck repairs can improve safety, and deck remodeling such as adding ramps and wider access can make your outdoor space easier to navigate
  • Landscaping upgrades such as planting shrubbery and plants that are easy to maintain can reduce the need for gardening, weeding and watering

Bathroom Remodeling for Retired Life

Repairing and remodeling small bathrooms can help you live at home during retirement by:

  • Adding bracing in the shower
  • Replacing faucet handles so you don’t have to twist and exacerbate conditions such as
  • Adding turnaround space
  • Installing a fold-down bench in the shower stall for safety
  • Adding overhead lighting in the shower
  • Installing grab bars around the toilet and bath to prevent slips and falls
  • Raising toilet seats to make it easier to sit and stand
  • Separate spaces for caregivers

The Small Stuff Makes a Difference in Age in Place Remodels

  • Installing non-slippery hard floors and replacement of worn rugs with new carpet of less than 1.5-inch pile can make wheelchair accessibility simple
  • Minor changes like new levers instead of knobs and easy open windows and blinds, thermostats moved lower on the wall, switches and outlets near doors, and installation of emergency 911 buttons can make retiring at home independently more convenient

Doors and Ramps for Retirees

  • Flooring that isn’t slippery can keep you safe
  • Additional lighting, flattened doorways and additional garage space make living at home in retirement easier
  • Wheelchair ramps to exterior doors and in garages can make coming and going less stressful for retirees

Updating a bedroom for yourself so your family can be with you while you live in retirement can be perfect. Ask about remodeling a single bathroom or the addition of an electric chair lift to make this possible.

Call the aging-in-place remodeling experts at Handyman Connection in Penticton, BC, to get your questions answered and prepare for a comfortable, secure retirement home.