Specialties Aging-in-Place Remodeling
Addressing Home Safety & Comfort for Aging Loved Ones
As homeowners, we form a bond with our homes throughout the years. This is where countless memories were made—careers began, first steps were taken, and birthday parties were thrown. We are attached to our homes; leaving them as we age can be a frustrating, terrifying, or saddening prospect. When the time comes that you need something better suited to your current lifestyle, you have more than one option. Instead of moving out of the home where you’ve created lasting memories, schedule an aging-in-place remodel.
Sun Design specializes in reinventing living spaces so they are enjoyable for years to come. We work closely with clients to anticipate future needs including aging-in-place, family expansion, kids leaving home, and family members entering their golden years.
Spend many more years in the home you’ve grown to love. Schedule an appointment with Sun Design for aging-in-place remodeling.
What Is Aging-in-Place?
As we age, our needs change and evolve. Because of this, many homeowners place a for sale sign in their front yard and relocate to a smaller dwelling. They leave behind wonderful memories they’ve created with their families. Did you know many aging loved ones would prefer to reside in their own home as they age? But many don’t realize this is a viable option. Aging-in-place remodeling addresses your changing needs as you age, allowing you to maximize your comfortability and activeness over the years.
Aging-in-Place Remodeling Elements
There are three elements in an aging in place remodel that cannot be overlooked—function, accessibility, and safety. At Sun Design, we make it our foremost priority to keep you comfortable in your own home, while enhancing the space to better suit your changing needs. No aging-in-place remodeling job is the same. Our team will work with you to discuss your specific needs, and create a plan that was custom designed with you in mind.
Aging-in-Place Remodeling Options
Some features we may suggest for your aging-in-place remodel include:
- Home additions. Are you considering moving in with your family? Or are you having your family move into your existing home? Rather than one cramped shared space, add onto your home, creating separate spaces. This allows you to remain in close proximity in case of an emergency, yet live your daily lives as if nothing has changed.
- Home alterations. Is it hard for you to get up the stairs to maintain the second level? If so, you might be considering downsizing to a single floor. Looking for another option allowing you to maintain your home’s square footage? Install a home access elevator! As a result, have easy access to the second level of your home without having to take the stairs.
- Increased safety features. Whether you’re looking to make your entryway more accessible or you’d like enhanced safety features in your bathroom, Sun Design can help. From adding a ramp to the main entrance to installing grab bars, shower chairs, or slip-free floors in the bathrooms, we’ve done it all. We can help you choose the right solutions for you.
- Improved lighting. As we age, eyesight often diminishes. Therefore, adequate lighting needs change and you need to ensure you have the lighting solution best for your home. In some homes we’ve installed “smart” lighting; automated systems that simplify motion through the home improving overall quality of life. Does this sound like something you’d be interested in? Let us know.
Aging-in-Place Remodeling in Northern VA
Sun Design has worked with homeowners throughout Northern Virginia and Montgomery County, MD. We are transforming their living spaces. Our aging-in-place remodeling experts help redesign your home so it is better suited for your changing needs. As a result: Homes are consequently award-winning in their beauty, while they dramatically enhance quality of life today and in the future.
Interested in aging-in-place remodeling? Contact us to learn why Sun Design is the company Northern Virginia homeowners trust.
You’ve spent countless years in your home. Don’t relocate. Remodel your home to better suit your needs as you age. Lifetime needs change, so should your home change to grow around your needs. Allow Sun Design to assist you.
Sun Design can help you age in place more efficiently by remodeling your home! Contact us online if you’ve considered aging-in-place remodeling Northern Virginia or Montgomery County, Maryland.
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