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5 Home Remodeling Tips

The Home for Life tool integrates design principles that enable aging in place

Tip #3: Elevator Access

The remodeled plan accommodates a residential elevator so that the owners can enjoy a remodeled, second-level master suite for years to come.
— Renderings by RM Design Studio/courtesy Remodeling magazine

The vast majority of boomers — 84 percent — want to stay in their current house during retirement, but only 16 percent have taken any steps to adapt their home for retirement, a new survey by AARP finds. The Home for Life, an online virtual home produced by Remodeling magazine, showcases subtle yet effective universal design principles that enhance convenience, comfort, safety and value while lowering monthly costs and maintenance chores. Here are the top five tips for aging in place in style and with confidence.

Also of interest: With Universal Design, one size fits all.

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