Living-in-Place Remodel: Common Pitfalls to Avoid

A living-in-place remodel can significantly increase the comfort, safety and accessibility of your home. But just like any home improvement project, getting it right the first time is important. The last thing you want is to realize too late that you’ve overlooked a critical aspect of your dream remodel. In this blog, G.M. Roth Design Remodeling shares some of the most common blunders you should avoid.

Living-in-Place Remodel: Common Pitfalls to Avoid

Ignoring Universal Design Principles

Universal design principles focus on creating spaces accessible to people of all ages and abilities. Neglecting these principles may result in limited functionality and reduced usability for residents and visitors.

When it comes to kitchen remodeling, for example, there’s more to consider than just style and color schemes. It’s easy to overlook kitchen aspects such as proper clearance space for appliances, easy-access storage and easily maintained surfaces.

Overlooking Safety Features

Safety is paramount in a living-in-place remodel. With bathroom remodeling, consider aspects like non-slip flooring and grab bars, which aren’t just for the elderly. They make the bathroom safer for everyone, regardless of age. These elements promote independent living and reduce the risk of accidents.

Disregarding Comfort and Convenience

While focusing on accessibility and safety, ensure that your redesigned space remains comfortable and convenient for daily living. Consider factors like furniture placement, easy access to essential items and creating a welcoming atmosphere to enhance the overall living experience for everyone in the household.

Get Professional Remodeling Services

If you’re considering a remodel, let our experienced professionals at G.M. Roth Design Remodeling guide you through the process. Just give us a call at (603) 880-3761 or fill out our online form to schedule an appointment. Whether you need house additions, exterior renovations, or kitchen remodeling, we are here for you! We serve clients in Andover and Chelmsford, MA.

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