Aging In Place

Aging In Place shower design
Beautiful remodeled shower designed to allow homeowners to age in place.

Aging in Place is a growing trend. Baby Boomers are planning for the future, and in growing numbers, they want to stay in their homes as long as possible. This often means remodeling… for comfort and convenience, as well as for safety. Aging In Place has been defined as, “the ability to live in one’s own home and community safely, independently, and comfortably, regardless of age, income, or ability level.” As people age, falling is one of the most serious threats, so room design that addresses prevention is important. Supports in the shower and bathroom, appropriate railings on stairs, and unobstructed pathways and barrier-free transitions are all design elements that are typically considered. Accessibility is also a major concern as homeowners get older and may struggle to reach, twist or turn appliances and fixtures. At Excel Interior Concepts & Construction, our Design Team members are Certified Aging In Place Specialists (CAPS). This designation from the National Association of Home Builders represents our training in the technical, business management, and customer service skills needed to successfully design and remodel homes for aging in place. Our process is to work with our clients on their needs, desires and wants for their home, and then to make recommendations and share design ideas based on our experience and expertise. Often, we will introduce our clients to aging in place concepts that they were previously unaware of, but ultimately are happy  to incorporate to increase the quality, convenience and overall value of their remodel. Function can also be beautiful, and that is paramount to our Excel design process. A recent article, “Staying Put” by Bob Bunty in The BURG, discussed the growing trend of Aging In Place in Harrisburg and its surrounding communities, including quotes from Excel President Jim Mirando, Jr. We are proud to be local experts in this important area of remodeling design, and invite you to check out our project photos on this site or contact us for further discussion on your Aging In Place design needs. The BURG article

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