Tips on remodeling to Stay in the Home You Love

By AIP (Age In Place) Custom Builders

According to recent studies by AARP and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB):

* 79 percent of Baby Boomers and seniors want to stay in their current home.

* 50 percent of adults aged 44-62 plan to “age in place.”

* 45 percent of all homeowners will be over 55 by the year 2020.

Instead of having to sell your home and create more life-changing events for your loved ones, modify your home now to make it accessible for all.  No one wants a home to look or feel institutional in any form or fashion.  AIP (Age in Place) Custom Builders specializes in creating aesthetically pleasing home renovations and innovative, barrier-free living environments.

Plan ahead!

There will be a time that you or a loved one’s mobility will be become limited.  When remodeling your home, think about age proofing your home.  Adding Universal Design elements  makes a home more livable for all and makes it more appealing when it is time to sell.  Done right, Universal Design elements are desirable and value-enhancing.

Hire an Expert

When remodeling, find a reputable CAPS builder or remodeler, which means they have been certified as an Aging In Place Specialist and trained in Universal Design elements, by the National Association of Home Builders. 

“A bench in a zero-step shower is spa-like and popular with all ages.  Install cabinets with pull-out drawers and handles versus knobs.  Widening hallways, adding lighting and removing sunken rooms will add to a home’s Universal Design appeal.  Most contractors would not understand the impact of these suggestions,” said Art Wehnert, a CAPS instructor for the NAHB, and owner of Country Construction, an AIP Custom Builder Partner. 

Accessible = Chic

By fusing innovative design techniques with the highest craftsmanship, customized mobility renovations will incorporate your signature tastes and make your home more appealing to all.

Know your options

If you live in a multi-story home, can it be retrofitted with an elevator or can a master bedroom be added on the first floor?  Adding an elevator or even a convenient dumbwaiter is not as expensive as one might think, and studies show that they enhance home value.

It’s prudent!

Assisted-living facilities costs $40,000 per year and up.  Spending $50,000, $100,000 or more on value-enhancing improvements makes financial sense; and, more importantly, allows you to stay in the home you love.

AIP (Age in Place) Custom Builders is a partnership of family owned, award-winning builders and remodelers.  All partners provide a five-year workmanship warranty and have been in existence and servicing homeowners for over 25 years.  If you are interested in remodeling your home and increasing its functionality and livability, contact AIP (Age In Place) Custom Builders by phone at 847-830-0570, by email at or visit their website


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