Trilogy’s Tips on How to Age in Place in Your Home

What does “age-in-place” mean? In construction, it entails home design that allows residents to age comfortably without making significant modifications as they get older. Think of it as a plan for the future! And as a certified Aging in Place builder, Trilogy has a wealth of information to share with clients about how to achieve this goal. 

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Universal Design

One sure-fire way to build an age-in-place home is to use a universal design. If you’re not familiar with this, it’s a term used for the creation of products or an environment (such as a kitchen, bathroom or entryway) accessible to all people. In residential construction, it means building a home for those who have a wide range of abilities or disabilities that is adaptable to their physical needs over time. By doing this, it ensures residents of any age can live comfortably. This makes it easier than ever to have peace of mind knowing your home is ready for the future. 

Make Choices with the Future in Mind

Are you considering building a semi-custom or custom home to grow old in? The key to aging in place successfully is making the right selections. If you’re not familiar with the term “selections” in construction, it describes paint types, finishes, hardware, and other elements of the home which go beyond the structure. This includes items like the kitchen sink, ceiling fans, and other fixtures. 

Selection Suggestions
  • Choose smooth and soft flooring like linoleum in case of falls 
  • Install low, chair-height countertops in the kitchen so users can sit while preparing meals
  • Include a pull-out food prep table in the kitchen cabinets where you can sit or stand
  • Build curbless showers with grab bars and a seat niche for safety
  • Use open floor plan designs to reduce isolation and improve line of sight
  • Put in easy-open windows so occupants can use them without assistance
  • Pick door levers instead of door knobs so they can be opened more easily
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Create an All Age-friendly Home

Trilogy would love to help you build an age-in-place house. Whether you’re thinking about a custom build or one of our semi-custom Palisades Homes, we can offer advice on how to design for your future needs. The residents of Butte County have been counting on Trilogy’s home-building expertise for over 50 years. And as a member of the community, we take pride in helping them stay in their homes well into their golden years. For those who lost their forever homes in the fire, know that we are here to help you rebuild with your golden years in mind. Contact us today to find out more about what we do to help! 

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