Aging in Place Home Remodeling with Universal Design.
- Remodel your home, bathroom, or kitchen
- Build an addition or in-law suite
- Build a new Universal Design home
- Integrate smart-home technologies
- Create Alzheimer’s or dementia-supportive living spaces
- Pre-purchase consulting
We offer full service construction with a design/build approach. From smaller renovations to new construction, we provide a solution for people of all ages and abilities.
Our work integrates safety and functionality with comfort and beauty. It draws on our years of direct experience observing people’s needs and how they change over time.
Remodeling Contractors / UNIVERSAL DESIGN
Live in place – with proper planning and aging in place home remodeling.
When you hire a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) builder, you are buying a professional service in addition to the actual construction.
Remodel or New Construction.
Aging in Place Construction that incorporates universal design principles during original construction or later remodeling can make our living spaces:
- Functional for everyone, regardless of age or ability
- Adaptable for future use and convenience
- More comfortable, thus improving quality of life.
Not every remodeling contractor understands the concept of aging in place construction or knows how to prepare a home for this transition. You will need to seek out a contractor who has experience with building and construction for accessibility and safety.
A full bathroom remodeling project starts with a design for the space and fixtures, taking into consideration aesthetics, accessibility and comfort.
To maximize access a wall-mounted sink can replace a traditional bathroom sink and vanity, or a shower can apply the concept of universal design with a walk-in entry. Your walk-in shower should work with your bathroom’s overall design and can further create a focal point using dramatic tile or glass accents.
Modifications Contractors / aging in place construction
To live in place most often requires home modifications when:
A traumatic event has created an immediate life change
Mobility is becoming limited due to the aging process
A chronic condition is worsening
Accessibility and Safety Assessment.
Before returning home from a hospital stay after a fall, or for people with chronic disabilities, some immediate home modifications can make a home more safe and accessible. We begin with an in-home assessment that includes a recommendation for short term modifications, and an estimate of costs.
When you hire a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) builder, you are buying a professional service in addition to the actual construction. Our expertise is in knowing what modifications need to get done and how best to do it, not just in doing the work.
Live in Place Designs is uniquely qualified to advise you about home modifications that will improve the safety and accessibility you require when dealing with a chronic condition, or after a change in your mobility. An in-home assessment identifies what to modify in your home based on your current needs and use of your space, as well as gives consideration to how your needs might change in the near future based on any current medical or aging related issues. Examples of the most common home modifications people require are:
- Converting a Bathtub to a Walk in Shower
- Installing Hand Rails & Safety Bars
- Door and Hallway Widening
- Wheelchair Ramps
- Kitchen Remodel for Accessibility
Universal Design / Design/Plan for Aging in place
Home Modifications that incorporate universal design principles for “aging in place” enable homeowners to remain in their homes longer, maintaining independence and safety as their physical capabilities change. Our construction and design process enables a thorough needs assessment so that the final remodeling provides safety, comfort and accessibility.
While Americans are living longer, health and mobility issues are inevitable. Most live in homes that were built in the 70’s and 80’s for a population in their 30’s and 40’s. As this group continues to age and is faced with the reality of requiring modernized housing, whether due to their own physical limitations or to elderly parents moving in with them, the market for new homes and renovations that accommodate those needs will continue to change.
Homes that incorporate principles of universal design are not only perfectly suited for the needs of an aging population, or people with disabilities, but are also appropriate for older in-laws living with families or even young children. An aging in place remodeling, for you or a family member, can improve everyone’s quality of life seamlessly with Universal Design.
Universal design: is human-centered design that seeks to create environments and products that offer safety and comfort for all people with no need for adaptation or functional changes.
What Our Clients Say / Testimonials
Best contractors you will ever have. The addition they did for us was so perfect, it surpassed our expectations. Imagine that?
We have had plenty of contractors work for us over the years. Some good. Some not. Only Jim and Glenn sat with us at the beginning, analyzed what we wanted to do, and made suggestions on how the project would be better with their expert recommended changes.
Everything they did came out exactly as they told us it would. All their materials were of high quality and their work was flawless.
Very competent and reliable. Hiring them for another job for the 2019 season.
Dependable, caring, experienced craftsmen. A rare find these days.
No surprises or the usual excuses. Respectful and trustworthy. Enough said.
Lori was a great help to me…. through this very difficult time and decision making she was kind, considerate, knowledgeable, and instrumental.
I trust Lori 100% with my care, so much that I have listed her as an advocate for me in my will! She cares for people at a deep level and is one of the few that puts peoples’ well-being before profit.
At a very difficult, dark time…. with little help or hope for a successful outcome… I came upon Lori. She helped me not only professionally but emotionally… with knowledge and compassion. I will always be grateful. Thank you for you!
Live in Place Designs /Contact Info