Did you know that of the 82% of US homeowners with two-car garages, 15% of them actually park their car inside of it? It begs the question - are garages for our vehicles anymore?
GUEST POST - By 2030, almost 25% of the national population will be retirement-aged. The greying of Canada’s population means there will soon be more adults aged 65+, most of whom will require caregiving and support. Much of this population want to stay in their current home and community as they grow older. Unfortunately, this is not always an option for those whose homes are not adequately equipped.
With age, needs change, and mobility often becomes a concern. Simple tasks like doing the laundry may become daunting challenges. Seniors may be tempted to sell their home and move into a retirement community, but this transition can be expensive and emotionally stressful. Consideration can be given to proactive solutions to optimize a home’s functionality, such as adding ramps, stair lifts, and grab bars; or widening doorways and renovating the most important rooms in the home to make them more accessible.
Traditional renovations can be costly, time-consuming and messy, especially when involving plumbing work. For senior homeowners and their families, this can be a major factor in the decision to stay or move. Thankfully, SANIFLO®, offers the perfect solution to add or renovate a bathroom, kitchen or laundry room to make it more accessible, without the need for major construction or breaking the concrete.
SANIFLO® manufacturers macerating and grinding toilets, and drain-water pumps that can be used to install toilets, sinks, showers and other plumbing fixtures anywhere in the home. Access to water and an electrical outlet is all that is needed to move laundry facilities to the main floor or turn unused space into an accessible bathroom.
The SANICOMPACT® is a self-contained unit that can be used to install a half-bathroom with ease. It features a tankless vitreous china toilet bowl with built-in macerator/pump, and does not need to be connected to a vent stack. With this product, a closet or unused space can easily be transformed into a safe, accessible half-bathroom. For elderly homeowners with mobility needs, this creates convenience and independence.
For those wanting to age in place, pre-emptive home modifications can help make the transition easier for seniors to reside where they are most comfortable – in their own home.
You’ve decided to renovate your home, you’ve created a renovation budget, and you’ve set a firm date you’d like the work to be completed by.
If you live in a desirable area and you’ve been thinking about transforming your basement to attract renters, now may be the perfect time. In today’s housing economy, converting your basement into a rental suite is an excellent way to help pay off your mortgage, while providing affordable living accommodations for low-income renters. Not only that, the addition of a basement apartment is a home improvement project that provides one of the highest returns on investment and adds value for resale purposes.
Whether you are renovating the exterior or the interior of your home, you are likely going to need to purchase a new door. But what should you look for in a new door? What risks are you trying to mitigate? What should you be concerned about? You can be sure that you are buying the right door for your home when you consider the following.