For many seniors and boomers approaching the glory days, the desire to stay in their homes and age gracefully and comfortably is a primary concern.
In this Senior Affair article, we did some research and found some simple ways to improve your home and quality of life.
Remodeling Your Bathroom
Access to your bathroom and the ability to bath yourself and use the toilet may sound trivial but become struggles as we get older.
Remodeling a bathroom and shower can be a significant investment; it immediately makes your home more enjoyable, and over the long term, will raise your home's value by thousands of dollars.
When we think about remodeling, we imagine a time-consuming or costly event, but there are many small, low-cost projects you can tackle over time to make a huge impact.
Were you thinking about upgrading a bathroom? Here are a few projects you can consider.
Upgrade the Shower or Add a Walk-in Tub
Walk-in tubs offer the benefit of having easy access in and out of the tub; if you have mobility issues currently, this retrofit could be the item that keeps you aging at home. You can also get these walk-in tubs with hydrotherapy options, including jacuzzi jets, relaxing music, sounds, and lights.
Also, adding therapeutic options like built-in storage or seating has become functional and practical.
Improve your Lighting
As we age, your eyes aren't the same, and upgrading the lights in your home should also progress with age. Sometimes changing the fixture to smart lights or using LCD bulbs for extra value and convenience. Learn more about the latest in smart home technology here.
Heating and Cooling Upgrade
If you've lived in your home for 10+ years, it may be time to upgrade the heating and HVAC systems. Hiring a contractor for the installation is probably a good idea, but if you're the DIY type, you might want to explore new solutions and install one on your own.