“Aging in place” is a term that essentially means living in your home independently, regardless of age or ability. Many homes present challenges to the idea of aging in place, but with the proper home additions and renovations, Lancaster home owners are finding that they can, indeed, stay in the homes that they love.
At Metzler Home Builders, we have completed numerous “in-law suites” and other new additions related to aging in place. Our customers, with the rising cost of healthcare and assisted living communities, often want to explore alternative options. We typically include the following features in our aging in place home additions:
- First-floor master bedroom and bathroom
- Low or no-threshold entrance to the home
- Lever-style door handles
- Bright lighting in all areas, especially stairways
- Handrails at all steps
- Larger doors/openings
If you are interested in aging in place, or if you’d like to discuss this option for older relatives, please contact us so we can assist you in making the important construction and design decisions for your potential independent living renovations or home additions.