When people reside in the Ballwin, MO, area and are nearing the end of their careers, they might be considering wheelchair accessibility and other remodeling projects, so they can live in the comfort of their house for years. This lets you have children or grandchildren stay for visits and celebrations and hold on to the furniture and decor you have grown to love. While you and your spouse or partner may remain healthy for a long time to come, aging-in-place services can ease the change of life that occurs in retirement.

Handyman Connection of Chesterfield contractors conduct many aging-in-place remodeling jobs. When done properly, these installations make caring for your property simpler. They can also make your space easier to navigate for wheelchairs and other mobility aids such as walkers and electric scooters. These upgrades can also make supporting for aging relatives simpler, so you can better care for your husband or wife and keep them at home longer.

Whether you need small scale upgrades and repairs to stay in your residence or need a complete remodel, reach out to the Handyman Connection contractors in Ballwin. We can answer all your questions or set up an appointment for a free first visit.

Floor Plans for Aging-in-Place

Expanding narrow halls and doorways to make them easier for wheelchairs to go through can be important for aging-in-place remodels. Adding electric chair lifts for stairs or installation of elevators make living at home a real possibility. One-level homes are a requirement for many senior citizens. We can help you fix up your place to age in place in comfort without having to use the stairways.

Remodeling Outside for Aging-in-Place

  • Siding upgrades can end the hassle of painting, climbing ladders and more.
  • Fixing your deck or patio can improve safety, and deck remodeling such as adding ramps and wider access can make navigation easier.
  • Landscaping changes such as planting shrubbery and plants that are easy to preserve cut down on the need for gardening, weeding and watering.

Upgrade the Bathroom for Retirement

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Remodeling tiny bathrooms can help you live at your house during retirement by:

  • Adding bracing in the shower
  • Replacing faucets so you don’t have to twist your wrists
  • Adding turnaround space
  • Adding a fold-down seat in the shower for safety
  • Adding overhead lighting in the shower
  • Installing bracing around the tub and toilet to prevent slips and falls
  • Raising toilet seats
  • Separate apartments for caregivers

The Little Things Matter in Retirement Remodels

  • Installing non-slip hard floors and replacement of impractical carpet with new carpet of less than 1.5-inch pile can make wheelchair access simple.
  • Small changes such as doorknob replacement with levers and easier-to-operate windows, thermostats moved lower on the wall, light switches near entryways, and installation of security systems can make retiring at home independently more convenient.

Entryway Remodeling for Seniors

  • Installation of non-slip flooring can improve safety.
  • Additional lighting, flattened thresholds and garage additions make senior living and care for aging adults easier.
  • Wheelchair ramps to exterior doors and in garages can make coming and going less stressful for retirees.

Updating a bedroom for yourself so your family can be with you while you age in place can be ideal. Ask about changes to just one bathroom or installation of an electric chair lift to make this possible. Contact the retirement remodeling experts at Handyman Connection of Chesterfield, to get your questions answered and plan for a comfortable, secure retirement at home.