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What Does Remodeling the Kitchen and Bath Mean for Seniors Aging in Place?

Aging in place requires adjustments to counters, sinks, tubs, and showers. To accommodate those in wheelchairs who can no longer reach counters, all these should be lowered. Walk-in bathtubs and showers without lips are required for seniors who can’t easily step into standard ones. A kitchen and bathroom remodel in West Palm Beach could also entail installing nonslip flooring in bathrooms.

Consider How You Will Age

While some seniors are active and remain physically fit, disease or medical conditions can mean difficulty getting around. Arthritis is the No. 1 reason seniors have trouble climbing into a bathtub or turning a key to open a door. Climbing stairs can also be difficult for older people.

Think of places inside the house where you need help the most. Draw a plan detailing where you would place devices like grab bars, stair lifts, ramps, walk-in tubs and showers, doorknobs, and hot and cold taps on sinks. Then you can work with a professional to incorporate your needs into your kitchen and bathroom remodel in West Palm Beach.

The Price of Aging in Place

A kitchen and bathroom remodel in West Palm Beach won’t be as expensive as hospital visits following falls, and many seniors are injured in bathroom falls. Prices vary across the country, but generally a bathroom remodel with a walk-in tub and shower, nonslip floors, and a reachable sink and counter costs between $2,500 and $24,000. This depends on whether you need the bathroom gutted and rebuilt or just need the tub, shower, and floor done.

Lowering the counters, laying nonslip flooring, or installing levers instead of round water taps might be all older people need in the kitchen. Depending on your needs, a kitchen remodel shouldn’t cost more than $15,000 to $20,000.

Once you’ve decided how to age in place, please contact Siegel Design Group or visit www.siegeldesigngroup.com to learn how we can work with you to create a plan that meets your needs and fits your budget.

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