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Essential Home Remodeling Projects for Aging in Place

White walk-in shower with silver fixturesEntering retirement is such an exciting time—you can spend it traveling, learning new skills, and working on projects. Among those projects should probably be some updates to your home. As you enter the golden years of adulthood, you may find yourself needing easier ways to navigate your home to ensure that you continue living safely and independently. With that said, here are just a few of the essential home remodeling projects to consider for aging in place:

Lower Appliances

As you get older, it can become harder to reach for appliances that are higher up. It can help to bring your microwave down from above the stove and put it on the countertop, and to replace a stackable washer/dryer with side-by-side appliances. 

Make Floors Non-Slip

Some floors in your home might be especially slick, making it easier to slip and fall. Consider easy improvements like buying runners for hallways and non-slip mats for bathrooms, or more permanent upgrades like replacing your flooring with materials that have more traction.

Widen Doorways

If you’ve started using a walker or a wheelchair, it can be difficult to get through tight entryways. Consider widening these doorways to accommodate your changing mobility needs.

Install Walk-In Showers

A majority of falls in the home happen in the bathroom. One of the best ways to prevent this is by having a walk-in shower installed. Designed with low-entry basins, these showers are easier to navigate than standard tub/shower combinations. Plus, they can be customized with additional safety components like grab bars and seats.

To receive a truly customized and quality walk-in shower, you can turn to Tundraland. We can even efficiently install a shower for you in as little as one day, so you don’t have to wait long to start showering safely. Schedule a virtual or in-person consultation today.

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