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AGING WITH GRACE:

DESIGNING YOUR HOME FOR THE FUTURE

PREPARING FOR YOUR FUTURE QUALITY OF LIFE

Andrew Shore – President, Sea Pointe Construction

The “forever home” phrase is one that brings about a

vision of comfort, ease and enjoyment. A place to finally sit

back and enjoy family, friends and the fruits of your labor.

Between envisioning the celebrations and gatherings

to come, we oftentimes overlook how our homes will

serve our day-to-day life. As we age, our mobility and

accessibility needs change. Is your home equipped with

the conveniences to support your imagined quality of life

for the next 20 years? If you’re considering a remodel,

strategic planning and purposeful design selections can

make future lifestyle adjustments easy as you age. Certified

Aging in Place Specialists (CAPS) are interior designers

who have completed additional educational courses

focusing on design elements that allow you to continue

living independently as you age.

Compiled by a few of our home remodeling experts,

here are a few Aging in Place elements suggested for

consideration by Sea Pointe Construction’s team of

knowledgeable, Certified Aging in Place Specialists.

THE BIG PICTURE:

Focusing first inside the home, start by having a CAPS

professional assess your floorplan. Is your master bedroom

and bathroom on the ground floor? Single story living

illuminates the hassle of climbing stairs, ideal for those

suffering from arthritic hip, knee or foot pain. Consider

creating a space on the first story that can be used as a

guest bedroom now, while providing an option to create

a master bedroom and bathroom alternative for the

future. A designer can over conversion options or help you

determine the best approach to building additional square

footage onto your home.

Included in her initial assessment of a home’s floor plan,

CAPS Designer Lisa Greiner, values her Aging in Place

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