The Need for Handicap Accessible Spaces
Everyone should be able to live comfortably. As Baby Boomers age, the need to accommodate spaces within the home is on the rise. Another segment of the market include those with disabilities and health problems. There is a growing demand for homes on the market that have smart improvements and these needs accounted for – and sometimes that very fact is what sells a house at a premium.
The average price to retrofit bathrooms and kitchens is $6,300 and depending on the improvements made can reach as high as $20,000. These changes are well worth it due to the shortage of inventory in the residential real estate market. It becomes the factor that gets your house sold and often can bring you 1.5 X profit on improvement dollars.
The #1 Focus – Master Bathroom
The bathroom is the number one space to focus on to create daily comfort. The shower should be accessible from a wheelchair with no barriers such as steps or ledges. The floor should be completely flat and the space wide enough to hold a large chair for sitting. In addition, there should be bars mounted on the walls in the shower and next to the toilet. Ideally there would be no cupboards under the sink(s) and set for wheelchair height.
The #2 Focus – The Kitchen
The second most important space to create comfort is the kitchen. The easiest fix is to create an easily accessible island space complete with built-in sink and refrigerator. The island should have wheelchair-height countertop space for an eating bar. The small built-in refrigerator can be stocked with items that are consumed on a daily basis. The built-in lower sink will make everything very convenient when it comes to fixing meals throughout the day.
THESE 2 IMPROVEMENTS IN THE BATHROOM AND THE KITCHEN CREATE INVALUABLE SPACES FOR PEOPLE IN NEED OF THESE ACCOMMODATIONS.
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