Accessible remodeling is an important aspect of creating a home that is safe and comfortable for those living with a chronic condition or planning to age in place. At Live In Place Designs, we understand that designing before building is crucial in ensuring that your home modifications are tailored to your individual needs and that your home will be sustainable for the long-term.
When it comes to accessible remodeling, it’s essential to work with experts who understand healthcare and home design. Our team at Live In Place Designs has the specialized knowledge and experience to help you design a home that is safe, and comfortable for the long-term. In this blog post, we’ll explore the key concepts of accessible remodeling and how our unique approach can benefit you and your loved ones.
Designing Before Building: The Key to Accessible Remodeling Solutions
One of the most critical aspects of accessible remodeling is designing before building. This approach ensures that your home modifications are tailored to your individual needs and that your home will be sustainable for the long-term.
According to Lori Bellport, “Designing a lasting solution requires understanding daily challenges and potential future needs. Without a deep understanding of their home routine and health trajectory, the solution may not fully meet their needs.”
Designing for an Individual: A Personalized Approach for Maximum Comfort and Safety
Designing for an individual’s needs is crucial in accessible remodeling. It requires a tailored approach that considers the specific needs and goals of the individual.
At Live In Place Designs, we begin by conducting a home assessment to identify any potential barriers to accessibility. This assessment includes an evaluation of the individual’s mobility, health, and daily routine – as well as an evaluation of the home’s layout, lighting, and accessibility.
With this information, we can create a customized plan that addresses the individual’s specific needs and goals.
Designing for Healthcare: Understanding the Individual's Needs and Anticipating Future Needs
Designing for accessible remodeling also involves an evaluation of the individual’s healthcare information. This includes understanding the individual’s diagnosis, symptoms, and treatment plans.
With this information, we can look at immediate circumstances and anticipate any future needs and design a home that will accommodate those needs. Our team of experts have knowledge of health care and chronic conditions, so they will design with an eye for now and down the road.
Designing for Contractor Readiness: Ensuring the Design is Executed Correctly
Once the design is complete, we provide a contractor-ready floor plan that includes detailed instructions and product recommendations.
With this information, a contractor can easily understand the design and implement it. This approach ensures that the design is not compromised during the construction process…
“Creating a home that is accessible to everyone is about more than just adding ramps and grab bars. It’s about designing spaces that are easy to use and navigate, and that provide the flexibility to adapt to changing needs over time.” – American Institute of Architects (AIA)
Designing for accessible remodeling is an essential aspect of creating a home that is safe and comfortable for those living with a chronic condition or planning to age in place. By working with an experienced accessibility consultant, you can ensure that your home modifications are tailored to your individual needs and that your home will be sustainable for the long-term.
At Live In Place Designs, we understand the importance of designing before building, taking into account an individual’s healthcare information, and providing contractor-ready plans. We strive to empower you with the knowledge and resources to make informed decisions about modifying your home for accessibility and comfort.
With our unique approach, we can help you create a home that is not only functional but also beautiful, and one that you can continue to call home for years to come.
Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you design accessible remodeling and improve the quality of your life.