How to Choose a Contractor for Aging-in-Place Renovations



Aging-in-place renovations, mobility remodeling, creating your forever home — whatever you happen to call it, it involves making your home a safer place to live during your golden years. If you are planning this project for your home, read on as DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of Schaumburg shares a quick guide on how to choose a remodeler for mobility remodeling projects.

Experience Is Important

It goes without saying that you should always work with experienced remodelers. However, this criteria is even more important with aging-in-place renovations. You are, after all, doing these improvements now so you won’t have to do them later. When interviewing remodelers, don’t just focus on their experience with aging-related improvements; ask them if they have done projects for people with chronic disabilities, such as multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injuries. Friends or family may also offer insight or recommendations on experienced contractors.

Ask About Their Process

A good bathroom remodeler should have no problems explaining their remodeling process to potential clients. A remodeler that specializes in aging in place should be no different. As the homeowner, understanding the process will help you understand how they will manage your project. It will also give you insight on how one prospective remodeler differs from another. 

Independence by Design™ Service

For many homeowners, DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen is the name to trust when it comes to remodeling services. With Independence by Design™, our design professionals will help to create a safe and independent living environment that fulfills your needs. As the homeowner, your input informs our design/build approach from the initial consultation all the way to project completion. The following are some key aspects of how Independence by Design works:

  • Accessible kitchens — We design accessible or universal kitchens that accommodate everyone, which is important for multi-generational households. Universal design doesn’t just accommodate the elderly, but also children who want to participate in various kitchen activities — with all the safety features you’ve come to expect from a well-designed kitchen.
  • Accessible bathrooms — Many people picture accessible bathrooms as drab, hospital-like spaces. As aging-in-place remodelers, we offer the most stylish and up-to-date features and materials, from zero-barrier showers and wide entryways to walk-in tubs and fixtures that help prevent scalding.
  • Ramps & lift systems — As people age, moving between floors can become more difficult. Our designers will work with you to find the best kind of ramp or lift system that will allow access and easy movement throughout the house.

Let’s Start a Conversation!

Searching online for a “remodeling contractor near me”? DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of Schaumburg offers a wide range of professional remodeling services. To get started with a no-obligation consultation, call us at (847) 416-8451 or contact us online! We serve homeowners in Arlington Heights, Elk Grove, Palatine, Hoffman Estates, Barrington, Bartlett and beyond.

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