When people live in Sidney, BC, and are nearing retirement, they might be considering wheelchair accessibility and other remodels so they can remain in the comfort of their property for years. This will allow you to have family and friends stay for visits and celebrations and retain the furniture and decor you have grown to love. While you and your husband or wife may remain healthy well into the future, aging-in-place renovations can ease the change of life that occurs in your golden years.

Handyman Connection of Victoria assists with an array of aging-in-place installation jobs. If completed correctly, these renovations make your home easier to keep up. They can make your house better to get around in while using wheelchairs, walkers and electric scooters. This remodeling can also make supporting aging relatives easier, so you can take better care of your partner or spouse and keep them out of a nursing home longer.

Whether you need minor remodel jobs to stay in your residence or a complete remodel, contact the Handyman Connection contractors in Sidney. We can answer all your questions or set up an appointment for a free consultation.

Structural Remodels for Aging-in-Place

  • Widening of halls and doorways to make them easier for wheelchairs to go through can be important for aging-in-place renovations.
  • Installation of chair lifts or installation of elevators can make living at home a real possibility.
  • Single story homes are a requirement for many retirees. We can help you remodel your place to age in place peacefully without having to navigate stairs.

Remodeling Outside for Aging-in-Place

  • Brick or siding replacement and upgrades can end the hassle of ladders and painting.
  • Deck repairs can improve safety, and remodeling such as new ramps and widening access can make it easier to get around.
  • Landscaping changes such as planting shrubbery and plants that are easier to maintain can cut down on the need for gardening, weeding and watering.

Upgrade the Bathroom for Senior Life


Management meeting with home owner

Renovating small bathrooms can help you age in place by:

  • Adding grip bars for stability
  • Replacing faucet handles so you don’t have to twist and exacerbate
  • Adding turnaround space
  • Adding a bench in the shower for safety
  • Adding overhead lighting in the shower stall for better visibility
  • Installing bracing around the tub and toilet to prevent slips and falls
  • Raising toilets
  • Separate spaces for caregivers

Updated Extras to Make Life at Home Easier

  • Installing non-slippery hard floors and the replacement of impractical rugs with new carpet of less than 1.5-inch pile can make wheelchair access simple.
  • Small changes like new levers instead of knobs and easy open windows and blinds, thermostats moved lower on the wall, light switches near entryways, and installation of emergency 911 switches can make aging-in-place independently more convenient.

Doors and Ramps for Senior Living

  • Flooring that isn’t slippery can keep you safe.
  • Motion lighting, ground-flush doorways and garage additions make senior life easier.

Wheelchair accessibility ramps to exterior doors and in garages can make coming and going less stressful for retirees.

Adapting a bedroom for you to stay in so your family can be with you while you live in retirement can be perfect. Ask about changes to just one bathroom or the addition of an electric
chair lift to make this possible.

Call the retirement remodeling experts at Handyman Connection of Victoria to get your questions answered and prepare for a safe, rewarding retirement at home.