Making Your Home More Senior-Friendly

There are several changes that you need to consider when updating your home into a senior-friendly one. From the bathroom to the kitchen, it’s important to do it right the first time. Handyman Connection of Rockville, your trusted contractor, suggests the different areas you can focus on.


Entry Ways

Your home’s entryway is responsible for receiving guests, bringing in your groceries, and going out for social events. Which is why it’s important to ensure that it’s safe and convenient to use regardless of your condition. Investing in barrier-free entryways can make it easier for family members who use a wheelchair or crutches to access your home. Aside from the entryway, you should also focus on your threshold, sidewalks, and garage.

The Bathroom

One of the most essential features of your home and one that gets the most foot traffic is the bathroom. You and your family use it multiple times a day, which means it should be comfortable and safe for anyone to use. You can invest in aging-in-place upgrades like an elevated toilet, grab bars, and a roll-in shower as early as today. These improve your bath’s functionality, ease of access, and safety.

The Kitchen

Another area you can focus on is the kitchen. After all, entertaining guests, family gatherings, and bonding activities like cooking all happen here. You can make your kitchen more user-friendly by ensuring that you have a well-constructed layout that allows you to have ample maneuvering space. Having enough room in your kitchen makes it easier for people with limited mobility to move around. You can also consider installing sinks and work areas with knee clearance. You can also try lowering your cooking surfaces and mount your ovens and microwaves at reachable heights.

Handyman Connection of Rockville offers a range of home improvement projects that can help you improve your home’s safety. Contact us today to learn more about our services or request a free estimate today.

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