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Aging in Place – Optimizing Your Kitchen and Bathroom

What is “Aging in Place”?

You may have started hearing the term “aging in place” thrown around by designers and builders. But just what does this term mean? And how can you incorporate the idea into your own home design?

Preparing for the Future

Aging in place is very much how it sounds: it’s preparing a home with features that help the homeowners to age comfortably in their own home rather than relocating to a nursing home. The idea has been catching on quickly; the walk-in shower is the trendiest new bathroom feature among younger homeowners while also being a smart investment for those who plan to live in their homes for decades to come.

How Can I Age in Place?

There are lots of great ways to alter your home to successfully age in place. Alterations range from small details–like changing out cabinet knobs for arthritis-friendly pulls–to big remodels–like switching out a bathtub with a more accessible walk-in shower. The amount of alterations that you decide to make are ultimately up to you, your tastes, and your budget. Here are a few ideas for changes you can make in your home that will help to facilitate aging in place:

  • Install grab bars and a shower seat in the shower to help prevent falls.
  • Install an adjustable shower head in the shower, which makes showering easier and more comfortable.
  • Replace a bathtub with a notch-cut tub or a walk-in shower, both of which are easier to access.
  • Renovate your kitchen cabinets so that there is space underneath the sink for a wheelchair-bound individual to comfortably use the sink.
  • You can do the same with your kitchen island by installing a lower table at chair level with room for wheelchair-bound individuals (and chairs for family and friends!)
  • Switch out hard-to-grasp knobs with “D-shaped” pulls on your kitchen cabinets.
  • Update appliances with energy-saving models that utilize large displays.

 

Features for Aging in Place from Native Sons, Inc.

Are you ready to create your dream kitchen? How about a luxurious bathroom getaway? Native Sons, Inc. has over 30 years of experience working on thousands of home remodeling projects. With our expert knowledge, attention to detail, and personal customer experience, we hope to be the right remodeling contractors for your project. We are a fully licensed, full service remodeling company catering to the needs of Maryland homeowners. Contact us by calling (410) 788-5179 or by visiting our Contact Page. Want to see more? Follow us on Facebook for more blog and project updates!

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Bathtub Conversion Made Affordable

Are you looking for contractor in Baltimore that specializes in bathtub conversion? Native Sons, Inc. offers several different styles of bathtub conversions that are less expensive than a complete shower remodel. And just because it’s affordable doesn’t mean that you are stripped of options. We offer three different styles of tub conversions to suite your needs and taste. Plus, we are offering special deals on tub conversions until April 14th. Order your tub conversion today to save up to $600!

Wheelchair Access Shower Remodel

This remodel converts a bathtub to a wheelchair-accessible shower. After cutting out the front of the tub, an acrylic shower pan along with 3 surrounding walls are put in place. This package includes the demolition and disposal of all materials, a 30″ x 60″ shower pan, 30″ x 60″ x 72″ shower surround, a new shower drain, new plumbing fixtures, 2 grab bars, and a wheelchair-accessible ramp. The final result is a safe and easy-to-use shower that is accessible by wheelchair.

Starting Price: $6,288.00

Notch Cut with Tempered Glass Doors

The Notch Cut Step conversion involves removing the front of your tub and sealing the edges, creating an open entrance to your shower. After creating a new entrance to your shower, we install a sophisticated shower door made of obscure tempered glass with a brushed nickel frame. Brushed nickel grab bars and a non-slip safety mat complete the set for a safe, modest, and stylish tub and shower.

Starting Price: $3,488.00

Notch Cut Step

Finally, our most affordable option is our Notch Cut Step. This basic conversion transforms your tub into a notch cut step tub and shower. We simply remove the front of the tub and seal the entrance, making and easily-accessible shower. We also provide a shower curtain and rod along with an 18″ chrome grab bar and a non-slip bath mat. After just a few hours, you’ll be left with a brand new shower that allows you to bathe with dignity and ease.

Starting Price: $1,775.00

Bathtub Conversion – Native Sons Home Services

Are you ready to create your dream kitchen? How about a luxurious bathroom getaway? Native Sons, Inc. has over 30 years of experience working on thousands of home remodeling projects. With our expert knowledge, attention to detail, and personal customer experience, we hope to be the right remodeling contractors for your project. We are a fully licensed, full service remodeling company catering to the needs of Maryland homeowners. Contact us by calling (410) 788-5179 or by visiting our Contact Page. Want to see more? Follow us on Facebook for more blog and project updates!

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A Notch Cut Tub is an Affordable Option for Seniors

You may have seen advertisements for specialty bathtubs built for seniors. These small tubs come with a built-in door and a

 seat. The senior steps into the bathtub, closes the door, and sits down while the tub fills with water. While this is a great option for many seniors, it does have its drawbacks. Namely, this type of tub requires the complete removal of the old tub and

installation of the new tub. For some individuals, the costs of this installation are just too much to be feasible.

Luckily, there is an easier, more affordable option. A notch cut tub involves cutting a hole in the wall of an existing bathtub, making it easy for seniors to step into the tub and shower. The hole is then modified to blend into the rest of the tub to make it look as if the tub was manufactured with the cutout portion. Finally, a safety handle is installed into the wall to provide a place to grip while walking into the tub. The entire installation is quick and inexpensive. Plus, seniors can continue to shower in the same shower that they are used to without having to adjust to a completely brand new tub. Read on to learn more about the

benefits of notch cut tubs.

Safe

A notch cut bathtub is essentially just your regular bathtub that is modified to be safer for seniors. Remodeling the bathtub tohave a hole in the side makes it easy for seniors to step in and out of the tub without having to step over the side of the bathtub. A handle installed in the shower wall provides a grip for seniors to hold while stepping into the tub, making it even safer. For many seniors, having easier access to the bathtub means that they no longer need assistance to step in and out of the tub. This creates and much more dignified experience for seniors who want to continue to enjoy independent living.

 

Fast Installation

Because the modification process is so simple, the entire process only takes a few hours. There are no large crews of people needed to switch out an entire tub, nor is there any need to deal with connecting a new tub to the plumbing, a process which is complicated and time-consuming. With a notch cut tub, you take your shower in the morning, an installer visits your home to modify your tub, and by the next morning you are able to shower in your newly-modified cut out tub! Plus, you have the option to have a door installed in the tub to close the cutout portion if you ever want to enjoy a bath. Before your installer leaves, they give you the part of the tub that they cut out to keep. Should you ever change your mind and decide that you want your tub restored to its original condition, your installer can return and restore your tub so that it looks and functions just the same as it did before!

Affordable

Finally, the quality that most people love about cut out tubs: the price. All seniors need for an enjoyable bathing experience is a tub that is easy to access. While a specialty tub is nice, both a specialty tub and a notch cut bathtub function in the same way. So, why not have the same great bathing experience without the huge pricetag? Because installation is fast and easy, you don’t have to purchase a new bathtub, and you don’t have to pay to have the plumbing hooked up to a new tub, you save quite a lot of money on installation, product, and plumbing costs. The end result is an affordable option for seniors that provides a bathing experience that is easy, safe, and dignified.

Native Sons, Inc.

Are you ready to create your dream kitchen? How about a luxurious bathroom getaway? Native Sons, Inc. has over 30 years of experience working on thousands of home remodeling projects. With our expert knowledge, attention to detail, and personal customer experience, we hope to be the right remodeling contractors for your project. We are a fully licensed, full service remodeling company catering to the needs of Maryland homeowners. Contact us by calling (410) 788-5179 or by visiting our Contact Page. Want to see more? Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Linkedin for more blog and project updates!

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