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Aging in Place / July 9, 2019
Aging-in-place home renovations can be both stressful and rewarding. On the one hand, you’re getting a brand-new kitchen and bathroom better-suited for your needs, but, on the other, you’ll be spending a couple of days in a completely unusable home. While this might not seem like a big deal for many homeowners, it could be a challenging experience for seniors.
Let our expert craftsmen at Handyman Connection® of Eden Prairie help you out with some of our best tips about aging-in-place renovations and how to make it as stress-free as possible.
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If you have the option to stay somewhere else temporarily while your home gets renovated, take it. According to 2019 survey by Houzz, 23% of people who partially moved out during a renovation regretted their decision while 55% avoided stress by choosing to stay with family or with friends. If you decide to stay at home, however, take steps to ensure that any interference to your daily schedule is kept to a minimum.
Admittedly, a large number of seniors tend to avoid technology as much as possible. However, more and more people are seeing the benefits that some of the newer models of plumbing and electronics provide. In the same survey by Houzz, 57% of homeowners opted for high-tech, touch-free faucets and wireless controls for their homes; 16%are even embraced Smart Home assistants for their daily use.
The best renovations for aging-in-place happen in the kitchen. Additional floor space and re-flooring are two of the biggest trends. Engineered materials, such as stone-quartz countertops, engineered wood and vinyl, as well as laminates have also dominated the kitchen remodeling scene.
Find everything you need for a great aging-in-place kitchen at Handyman Connection of Eden-Prairie. We are your leading provider of kitchen, bathroom and home remodeling materials and equipment for all your DIY projects. Give us a call at (952) 777-4875, or fill out our online contact form to schedule a consultation and request a free estimate today.