Posted on February 24, 2020
It’s never too early, or too late, to start considering modifications that will improve the accessibility in your home. Either through illness, injury, or aging, if you or your loved one has a mobility issue, then there are some features that can be added to increase the accessibility in your Howard County home whether you reside in Fulton, Highland, Clarksville, Ellicott City, or Glenwood.
If you are looking for mobility solutions to help in the extended future, then you should consider a home renovation. Depending on what you would like to add, certain additions can be an investment of both time and money that is ultimately worthwhile. Installing a stair lift or home elevator is a typical example of a home renovation that can add accessibility. Also, you could consider getting a ramp or wheelchair lift for the exterior of your home. These are big changes that will be a major contributor to helping you and your loved ones enjoy your home safely and comfortably.
If you haven’t decided what type of installation you would like in your home yet, there are some simple and easy ways to make your house more accessible. You can install handrails on key areas of your house, such as in and around the bathtub or on exterior steps. Also, something that many people don’t think about in terms of accessibility is the doorknob. Many times, it can be difficult to turn a doorknob if a person uses a walker or wheelchair. You can replace doorknobs with push/pull bars to make them much more convenient. You could even start making your home more accessible today by rearranging your furniture so that it clears plenty of space for a wheelchair.
It can be daunting to think of renovating for mobility in the scope of your entire house. The best place to start is by thinking about which areas are in use the most. A bathroom is a place that everyone in the house needs. Also, the bathroom is a common scene for accidents because of the tile floors that frequently get wet and slippery. In addition to adding bars around your bathtub, you could upgrade to a walk-in tub to eliminate any safety risks. Likewise, you can improve your toilet by adding a safety frame to make it easier to sit and stand up. When it comes to floors in general, thick carpet can be troublesome to get wheels over, while hardwood could be dangerous. Consider thinner, even carpet that is easy to clean.
Signature Elevators & Accessible Design, LLC works with leading manufacturers to provide you with the beautiful residential elevator that you need. Located in Rockville, MD, we have years of experience with incorporating elevators into multi-story homes and working with customers to ensure the elevator meets their specific needs. With styles from modern tubes to wood paneled cabs, Signature Elevators has all the tools you need to build the perfect elevator for your home! The manufacturers we represent are:
Contact us at (301)-251-1659 for more information about how you can improve the accessibility of your home in Howard County.