What to Look for in an Aging-in-Place Remodeling Contractor

Greenwald & Gerke Realty Team


January 28, 2021

Some changes may need to be made to your home for those looking to remain in their homes as they age into senior citizen status. If your home has a lot of stairs, you may need to install a stairlift. Or, if your shower doesn’t have a seat or you need a shower instead of a bathtub, you can contact a contractor to update your bathroom to fit your needs. A contractor can also install a ramp in your front yard to your porch. 

These small updates to your home can help you remain in your comfortable space, welcome in loved ones to visit and keep up your relationships with neighbors. When it comes to hiring a contractor to make the updates, you can look for the qualities in a contractor that deem them trustworthy.

Tips for Choosing the Right Contractor

  • Check for Licenses and Certifications: Do they have a license and qualifications as a contractor? Are they a Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist (CAPS)? This special training will allow the contractor to know everything regarding guard rails, accessible showers, no-slip flooring, ramps, and more. 
  • Ask Around for Recommendations: Contact friends who have done similar construction projects. Or access Facebook pages with recommendations for aging-in-place contractors. 
  • Take a Look at Their Project Portfolio: Ask to see before and after pictures of similar projects they have done in the past. A contractor will be happy to share their previous successes and show what their company can achieve. 
  • Ask If They Know About Universal Design Construction: Universal Design Construction is focused on creating accessible spaces where everyone can live comfortably. Many aging-in-place contractors widely use these construction ideas. 

Finding the right contractor can be the most challenging part of your construction project. Once you have found a company you can trust, then the construction process can get started without a hitch. 

If a remodeling project is not in your best interest, then contact Greenwald & Gerke to find a new home that is live-in ready. Selling your home and buying a condo without a yard to keep up, no stairs to climb, and a spacious shower can be just the solution for your lifestyle. Call our team to ask any questions and find the property of your dreams : (844) 782-9674.
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