Welcome to Trilogy’s next Design Deep Dive! If you’re new to this series, here’s the lowdown. We’re sharing some of the most efficient life hacks for home design which we’ve gleaned during our 50+ years of experience in the building industry. Today’s focus is near and dear to our hearts, since it involves designing for clients who are looking at aging in place.
What is aging in place?
For those unfamiliar with the concept, “aging in place” means tailoring a home design to the needs of senior citizens, both present and future. With some planning, it’s possible to create a safe, functional living space for adults of all ages. These design tweaks allow the occupants to build now and remain in their home well into their golden years.
A great aging-in-place life hack is a shower seat.
Providing a spot to sit in the shower can be extremely helpful for those with mobility issues who can’t stand for a long period of time. It offers a safe spot to help seniors avoid falls and have a rest when needed. And when combined with a walk-in (or roll-in) shower design, and grab bars, it conforms with some of the top aging in place bathroom design recommendations.
With over five decades of experience, Trilogy specializes in aging in place home design. If you are interested in this, contact us today to find out how to make your future home one to grow old in.