Ranch-Style Home Remodeling & Advice for Seniors

As today’s seniors are choosing to stay in their homes for as long as possible, it’s important to make necessary changes to ensure safety and comfort. One popular style of home for aging in place is the ranch-style home, which offers single-level living. Here are some remodeling advice for seniors looking to make their ranch-style home more age-friendly.

Exterior Upgrades:

  1. Have a no-step entry to your home to avoid tripping hazards.
  2. Consider adding a covered entryway to protect yourself from the weather.
  3. Upgrade exterior lighting to improve visibility.
  4. Install lever-style entry door knobs for easier accessibility.
  5. Build a ramp for wheelchair or walker access.

Interior Upgrades:

  1. Remove walls to open up the space and make it easier to move around.
  2. Install slip-resistant flooring in high-traffic areas like the bathroom and kitchen.
  3. Consider a walk-in tub for easier bathing.
  4. Replace the toilet with a raised toilet seat for added comfort.
  5. Keep essential items accessible by using open shelving and accessible cabinets.

Kitchen Remodeling:

  1. Replace cabinets with drawers and pull-out shelves for easy access.
  2. Consider glass doors on upper cabinets for better visibility.
  3. Install under-cabinet lighting for better visibility.
  4. Opt for appliances with easy-to-read controls.

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In conclusion, remodeling your ranch-style home with aging in place in mind can greatly improve the safety and comfort of seniors. By making these upgrades, seniors can continue to live independently in their homes for years to come.

Considering aging in place in Westchester, New York, or Fairfield, Connecticut? Contact Remodeling Consultants. With 60 years of experience, our team manages your entire remodeling process—from initial designs and permits to construction. Enhance your home’s comfort, safety, and functionality. Questions? We’re here to help!

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