Home help: Renovating to age in place? Focus on bathrooms, kitchen
No one relishes the prospect of having to move out of his or her home due to age-related health, mobility or dexterity issues. In fact, more than half of homeowners 60 and older say they intend to stay in their current homes indefinitely, according to a recent survey by Houzz. Fortunately for people who want to stay put, a range of home improvements can make it easier to remain in your home as you grow older. In fact, 60 percent of those who plan to age in place already made renovations in 2014, and 52 percent plan to renovate this year, Houzz found. What's more, if cost is what's holding the handful of non-renovators back, targeting key areas like bathrooms and kitchens can improve a house's long-term livability even on a modest budget, says Lee Saunders, founder of Adapted Living, a California-based company specializing in aging-in-place design work. Founded in 2007, the company has helped thousands of homeowners redesign their houses to facilitate aging in place.
Dec 28, 2015 2:10 PM