We understand that you want to spend the rest of your life inside the home that you lived in with your family, which is why we encourage our clients to plan ahead when they are remodeling their kitchen. There are many features that you can incorporate into your new kitchen that will allow you to stay there for a very long time.
Here are kitchen 5 remodeling ideas that will help you as you are aging in your home:
Many cabinets have regular shelves, but we recommend replacing all those with roll out trays. These trays can increase your storage, while also making it easier to reach the items that are in the back. A lazy Susan can also help you stay organized in a corner cabinet and make it easier to find things without having to get down on your hands and knees.
There are plenty of kitchen faucet options nowadays, but we recommend installing a lever type faucet in your newly remodeled kitchen. These faucets are easier to turn on than the ones with knobs.
Install an Induction Cooktop
It can be easy for an older person to forget what they are doing, especially in the kitchen, and most of those accidents include getting burned by a hot stovetop. We recommend taking your old cooktop out and installing an induction one instead. The induction cooktops only create heat underneath and right next to the pot, instead of the entire stovetop.
Create Additional Lighting
Being able to see clearly in your kitchen can help immensely as you age. You may want to consider under the cabinet lighting, so that you can see while prepping meals. Another option is adding lights near the floor, so that you can see during those middle of the night trips to the kitchen.
Add Anti-Slip Flooring
Not every flooring option is going to be slip-proof, so you will want to choose your materials wisely. If you do happen to choose a material that is more slippery than others, you will want to add a treatment that will make it slip-proof. That will prevent you from falling now and in the future.
Remodeling for Aging in Place in North Metro Atlanta
When you add these options during your kitchen remodel now, you are making it possible for you to stay in your home as you get older. There is no point is putting off the inevitable, as everyone needs assistance at some point, plus you will get to enjoy these options for much longer. After all, who doesn’t want to stop crawling on their hands and knees on their kitchen floor when they are digging deep into a cabinet for something? We are sure that you won’t miss having to do that now or in the future!
Call us at 404-378-6962 if you’re in the north metro Atlanta area and would like to discuss remodeling your home with the future in mind. We’re happy to go over ADA compliance information and a variety of kitchen design ideas with you.