Want to renovate your home so that you can comfortably “age in place”?
Or maybe you want to help a parent or grandparent do that?
Well, at Guardian Property Solutions we’ve been working in the real estate industry in the Greater Philly Area for a long time. And we’ve seen many seniors renovate their homes to make them more friendly over the long term.
Sooner is better than later!
In case that’s something you want to do, we thought we’d stop by with a few suggestions!
Stairs — Does the home have stairs? One thing that becomes more and more difficult as people get older is going up and downstairs. We recommend installing a stairlift or a stair elevator (which can carry a wheelchair). The cost is usually around $5,000 to $10,000, which is reasonable when considering the long-term benefits.
Wheelchair Ramps — For smaller staircases, installing a wheelchair ramp is recommended.
Handrails — In the bathroom, and especially in the shower, make sure that there are plenty of handrails and grab bars. This will help prevent slips or falls.
Walk-in Tubs & Showers — Easy access to tubs and showers is important for seniors. And walk-ins are probably the most accessible. The cost usually runs between $5,000 to $7,000.
Fall-Protection Flooring — It’s grim but falling death rates went up by 30% in the U.S. from 2007 to 2016 for older adults. So, it’s worth installing new floors that are designed to absorb impact.
Hope that helps! Those are just a few suggestions.
And if you want to sell your house for a fair cash price, give us a call at (610) 569-9042. We can close in as little as two weeks and we’ll pay all closing costs!