Taking the time to plan your new home build based on life as you age should be one of the factors in the design. If this is a home that you can see yourself living in for a long time, then there are some things to consider when talking to your builder about the floorplan. Building a custom home should be just that…customized to your needs and plans for your future.
Aging can present itself some issues that can be met in a more comfortable manner if the home you are living in is adaptable. Mobility issues can become a prevalent challenge for aging homeowners. Visual impairments are a common problem that a lot of people deal with in their later years.
Just because you have the foresight to plan for your future does not mean that you need to have a huge wheelchair ramp outside. Or grab bars everywhere around the new home build. A talented custom home builder can address the future limitations that you may have. They can design discreet modifications to the home that are not noticeable. By simply widening the door frames to the standards for handicap access can save you money in the long run. If you or your spouse becomes wheelchair bound in elderly years, you will not need a remodel or have to move to live comfortably. This is just one example of how small modifications to your new home build plans now can make a large impact on your life later.
Have a discussion with your custom home builder about modifications they recommend for future living. If you know that this house is the one you want to live the rest of your life in, plan for the future. It will ultimately make your life easier when you are older.
Here at Harden Custom Homes, we take the time to listen to our clients and their needs. From modifications to an existing plan to starting from scratch, we are here to help you every step of the way. Call us today at 239-205-5075 or contact us through our website at HardenCustomHomes.com.