The good news is we are living longer, happier and healthier lives. For most of us any challenges in going up and down stairs, reaching up at cabinets and preparing foods at a counter top height goes unnoticed until certain abilities start to diminish. We know none of us likes to think about that time in our lives, but planning our living environment ahead of time can make that transition far more comfortable and less urge.
We at Morse Constructions believe that aging-in-place deserves consideration in all renovations, regardless of the age of the homeowner. To us, aging-in-place simply means planning renovations with the future in mind: is the home welcoming to guests of all age, does the home feature low maintenance spaces to that could support a retirement lifestyle, are there adaptations that would be helpful in the case of declining vision or mobility?
Is it is too early to start thinking about how you can age in place or for accommodating a loved one who will be soon living with you or visits often? We believe that it is not too early.
Morse Constructions created an accessible bathroom on our first floor to accommodate wheelchair users and to make it easy for us to age in place. From planning and design to product choices and construction, we were impressed by Morse’s teamwork and communication. The lead carpenter was a joy to have on the job and weekly meetings with the project manager kept us up to date. High marks for problem solving and coordinating details made us repeat customers and we would choose Morse again.– Susan W.