When we reminisce about time spent with friends and family – particularly during holidays and special occasions – many of our memories tend to occur in one place: the kitchen. Whether it’s sharing time with precious loved ones or a place to hand down old family recipes, the kitchen is often where we celebrate special moments throughout our lives.
Over the years, ensuring every family member can remain part of this experience often requires some home improvement. Age in place kitchen remodeling projects help make your kitchen safe and more accessible for senior and disabled relatives and friends.
Age in Place Kitchen Remodeling Ideas
A major part of the age in place remodeling philosophy is usability. Lowering or raising appliances, such as your dishwasher, makes it easier for relatives with back issues to lend a helping hand and feel involved without straining their backs or trouble areas. Consider installing D-shaped door knobs and drawer pulls, which are gentle on arthritic or weakened hands, making doors and drawers easier to open and close.
Accessibility is an area to look at as well. Widened doorways and roll-in islands with plenty of room for walkers, canes, and wheelchairs make it easy for disabled loved ones to join the festivities and should be part of any age in place kitchen design plan.
If you are looking for help with your age in place kitchen remodel, give Tracy Tesmer Design/Remodeling a call and let’s discuss how we can help you stay in the place you have called home all these years.
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