Posted on December 16, 2019
No matter what stage you are in life, it could be a good time to consider the accessibility of your home. Whether you live in Montgomery County, Howard County, or Washington, DC, if you or a loved one has a mobility issue, you have several options for renovating your Maryland home. Here are some features to add to increase the accessibility in your home.
The first part of making your home accessible is being able to enter through your front door with ease. If the front of your house has steps to a raised porch, then this will need to be addressed. Steps are nearly impossible to get over with a wheelchair, and even if you don’t have anyone in your family in a wheelchair, certain steps can be steep and dangerous to climb with limited mobility. You can install a wheelchair lift or a ramp to easily solve this problem and make your front entrance easily accessible.
These are the two main areas of most homes. When you think about it, the kitchen and bathroom can be especially dangerous for seniors and those with mobility issues. For example, stepping up to get into a wet bathtub is risky and could result in a dangerous fall. But an accessible door-opening bathtub is safe, comfortable, and easy to use. There are many other modifications like these that you can make in your kitchen, such as re-positioning the sink and oven lower so that it is easy to reach.
A home elevator is a big and life-changing investment. Once you speak with a professional about the installation process, you will see how simple an adjustment it will be. A home elevator not only makes it more convenient to go between the floors of your home, but it also means that you can age in place. You won’t have to worry about reaching the future and having to leave the house because you are unable to climb the stairs. A home elevator makes this life transition much smoother.
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! Contact us at (301) 251-1658 for more information. The manufacturers we represent are: