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Home Maintenance / August 22, 2019
Retirement is something that a lot of homeowners look forward to since it’s finally a chance to rest after years of working day in and day out. However, all that free time can also let you know that your home may be in dire need of sprucing up. There are many worthy home renovations you can consider; it simply boils down to choosing the right ones. Here are home improvement renovations you can have done during your retirement.
As you age, your bathroom can be a hazardous room in your home due to the risks of slipping and falling. Thankfully, there are ways you can avoid. For example, you can install grab bars and railings in your bathroom. Removing the threshold in your shower area and adding a higher toilet in case of balance issues are also bathroom modifications worth considering.
As you age, your eyes can start to fail you, so having the right amount of lighting in your home can help you prevent bumps and falls. With that in mind, go through each room in your home, and take note of spots that can use extra lighting. Once you’ve done that, have an electrician install fixtures in the dark areas to rectify this.
Retirement will leave you with a lot of free time on your hands, and it’s possible that you may eventually find it dull and boring. This won’t happen if you have a hobby and remain productive even after you’re done with working. Repurposing an unused room to become your home office or a hobby room can give you the space you need to remain active even in your golden years.
Climbing the stairs to your bedroom can get difficult for you as you age, and, if you have balance issues, you can even fall and injure yourself while climbing them. Therefore, it might be best for you to consider relocating your bedroom to the lower floor in the future by either turning an unused room into a bedroom and or adding a new bedroom to your first floor entirely.
Turn to Handyman Connection® of Lexington-Nicholasville for your home improvement needs. We are your leading provider of carpentry and aging in place services. Give us a call at (859) 274-4477, or fill out our contact form to request an estimate.