As we’re all getting older, it’s important to make sure your Maryland home changes with you. One of the most important places to make improvements is in the bathroom.
As Certified Aging in Place Specialists, T.W. Ellis has been trained not only in the unique requirements of preparing a home for an aging population but also how to design a home with accessible features without looking institutional. Working with a CAPS-certified remodeler helps you redesign your home for utility and aesthetics. Aging in Place doesn’t mean your home has to look like a hospital or nursing home!
We know that most people would prefer to stay in their homes as they age, and Aging in Place remodeling helps you do just that. You may not have a need for these features today, but incorporating them into your remodel now can help your home for the future, or for visiting guests.
At T.W. Ellis, we’re proud to have invested in our team through our professional certifications and association involvement. The best remodelers uphold the highest standards of professionalism through their associations and certifications.
We are long-time members of the National Association of Home Builders and the North American Deck & Railing Association. CAPS is just one of the many certifications our team has earned over the years. T.W. Ellis has also been recognized with Graduate Master Remodeler (GMR), Certified Graduate Remodeler (CGR), Master Certified Green Professional (CGP) and Master Deck Builder (MDB) designations, among many others.
When you work with a design/build CAPS remodeler like T.W. Ellis, you’ll get a bathroom designed to meet all your needs. These are a few of the features to look at including in an Aging in Place bathroom remodel, per advice from the NAHB.
- Wall support and provision for adjustable and/or varied height counters and removable base cabinets
- Contrasting color edge border at countertops
- At least one wheelchair maneuverable bath on main level with 60-inch turning radius or acceptable T-turn space and 36-inch by 36-inch or 30-inch by 48-inch clear space
- Bracing in walls around tub, shower, shower seat and toilet for installation of grab bars to support 250 to 300 pounds
- If a stand-up shower is used in main bath, it should be curbless and a minimum of 36-inches wide
- The bathtub should be lower for easier access
- Fold-down seat in the shower
- Adjustable/handheld showerheads
- Tub/shower controls offset from center
- Shower stall with built-in antibacterial protection
- Light in shower stall
- Toilet two and half inches higher than standard toilet (17 to 19 inches) or height-adjustable
- Design of the toilet paper holder allows rolls to be changed with one hand
- Wall-hung sink with knee space and panel to protect user from pipes
- Slip-resistant flooring in bathroom and shower
Time to work on upgrading your bathroom? T.W. Ellis is ready to help you update your home so you can live in it for years to come. Contact us today to discuss your remodeling needs!
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