The popularity of western red cedar as a premium decking material is not unearned. It is naturally beautiful and impervious to rot, and offers excellent anti-fungal and insect repellent properties. In fact, a cedar deck can last more than 20 years – but only when properly and regularly maintained.… Continue Reading
You’ll need to plan accordingly if you’re investing in new windows this season. But aside from deciding on window materials and checking energy performance, you’ll need to prepare your home for installation day as well. This way, you can avoid any delays and ensure a smoother, worry-free experience.… Continue Reading
Did you know that more than three-quarters of Americans age 50 or older prefer to stay in their own home for as long as possible? A survey by the American Association of Retired Persons® (AARP) has revealed this fact. And, it’s easy to understand why older adults feel this way – by aging-in-place, they can enjoy a certain level of independence and remain surrounded by familiar, comfortable things.
But you’ll want to understand more about the aging-in-place concept if you’re planning to incorporate it into your home renovation. Here are some practical questions to ask.
1. What does aging-in-place mean exactly?This design concept focuses on adding features to your home that make it a safer and more navigable space for all ages and abilities. With aging-in-place, older adults get to maintain a level of autonomy and independence they won’t typically find in most senior living options. Whether you’re entering the golden years yourself, or just planning ahead, you’ll find that an aging-in-place remodel is a worthwhile investment.
2. How do you plan for this specific type of remodel? One of the first things you should do is inspect your home thoroughly and think of ways to make its living areas more accessible. Try to take note of “hidden hazards” that can affect safety and mobility. To ensure you don’t miss anything important, consult a premier home remodeler like STL Design and Build. After our skilled design team performs a comprehensive inspection of your home, we’ll suggest customized aging-in-place features to better meet your needs.
3. What aging-in-place features should you add in your home? Let STL Design and Build handle this. Our access ability and universal design service allows us to create and design home modifications that can effectively accommodate those with differing ages and abilities. Some of the aging-in-place features we can add include roll-under sinks and accessible cabinets in kitchens, adjustable height counters, walk-in showers with seating, grab bars and non-slip floors.
STL Design and Build is not just one of the top window replacement companies in the area. We can also handle your aging-in-place home renovation. We serve the areas in and around Maryland Heights, MO. Call us today at (314) 736-5800, or fill out this contact form to schedule your consultation.
Classic white and farmhouse styles are usually the go-to choices for kitchen design in Missouri homes. But if you want something more modern – while still retaining that warm, rustic feel in the space – you should consider mountain contemporary kitchen style. Today, we share some of its key aspects.… Continue Reading
The storm has gone, and the skies are clear, but your home has suffered extensive damage. Restoring it to its pre-loss condition should be your priority, but before calling your insurance provider to file that claim, you’ll want to do a few important things.