Do you or someone you love have mobility limitations? Are you building your custom home as part of a retirement plan? These are two of the most common reasons homeowners need to consider the accessibility of their home design. Your home is for your whole family and you want it to be comfortable and accessible for everyone you care about. At Shore-Line Construction, our experienced design team will help you figure out exactly what accessible design elements need to be included in your home!
Wheelchair Ramps and Lifts
Most homes have stairs somewhere, whether inside or out. If someone who uses a wheelchair visits or lives in a home with stairs, it limits their ability to move around the space. Wheelchair ramps make it so a wheelchair can access elevated areas that would otherwise require stairs. Since most homes have more than a few steps here and there, you can also add lifts to the larger sets of stairs.
Any time someone has any kind of mobility challenge, there is a risk of them slipping or falling. Skid-resistant flooring was developed to make homes (and businesses) safer for everyone. By installing skid-resistant flooring, your home will become more accessible.
Light switches aren’t always easy to access if someone has trouble getting around. This is where motion-activated lights can be helpful. They have a sensor that activates the lights when it detects motion in a space. For example, if someone goes to use the bathroom in the middle of the night, the motion sensor would detect the motion and activate a dim light so that they can see in order to finish safely.
Grab Bars in the Bathrooms
There are multiple sources of water in bathrooms. Most bathrooms have tile flooring, which can be quite slippery when it gets wet. Even for folks who don’t have mobility difficulties, grab bars can be extremely useful in bathrooms. Entering and exiting a tub and/or shower, especially right after bathing, can be a slippery and sometimes dangerous process. Grab bars can make this process much easier and safer for everyone in your home. Most mobility assistance devices can’t go into a shower, so grab bars inside the tub and shower can be helpful as well.
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At Shore-Line Construction, we know that your home is a reflection of you. That’s why we strive to make each home we build as beautiful as the family who will live there. We work with each of our clients to design a home that fits their needs. The end result is a durable, energy efficient custom home that the family will enjoy for generations to come. Shore-Line Construction has been serving our customers for over 25 years, and we look forward to the opportunity to help you!
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