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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 when it comes to senior living design. 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, especially if they require walk in mobility baths in later life.

How Can I Age in Place?

There are lots of great ways to alter your home to successfully age in place. cutout tubAlterations 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. Big remodels would need Hero Plumbing Company in Knoxville to come and take a look as it’s not an easy job but smaller changes could be done by anyone. As well as a plumber, you will need to look to see if you can improve the electrics in the house. A well-lit home is very helpful as you get older, avoiding trips and falls, that could become more catastrophic with age. If you want to find a reliable electrician you could try this website, and have a look if there are any other alterations, electric wise, that you think your home will need. 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 custom 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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Sneaky Tricks to Make Your Tiny Bathroom Feel Bigger

Does your tiny bathroom feel dark and cramped? Do you wish you could expand it but don’t have the space? Luckily, there are a few sneaky tricks to making small spaces feel expansive. If you are still stuck on what to do, then why don’t you look at something like furniture in fashion’s bathroom ideas to give you some more inspiration – you could then see what would work using these sneaky tricks. If you’re thinking about having your bathroom remodeled, these are the methods we can use to transform your tiny restroom into a spacious oasis.

Use the Right Colors

If you don’t have a very large window, or any windows at all, your bathroom probably feels dark and dreary. White is the classic color of choice for many bathrooms because it easily reflects light, making the room seem brighter and bigger. Tiles, cabinets, and fixtures can all be white or shades of white. If you don’t like the idea of a white bathroom, you can also opt for light-colored, monochromatic tones, like light beige or a light bluish white.

Airy Vanities

A vanity is essential in the bathroom, but it doesn’t have to take up a lot of your limited bathroom real estate. Pedestal vanities don’t offer any storage, but they do take up a minimal amount of space while still serving as a place to rest your toothbrush. If you do need storage space, you can opt for a vanities that have open shelving, which makes the room look bigger. Or, you can choose a floating vanity, which is attached to the wall and doesn’t touch the floor, giving you extra floor space. If you’re not sure what furniture to buy, do some research on bathroom ideas and resources to get you started. You’ll soon have plenty of ideas!

Big Tiles

Gone are the days of tiny, intricate bathroom tiles! It may seem counterintuitive to put big tiles in a small bathroom, but bigger tiles actually have the psychological effect of making a space look bigger. This is because smaller tiles visually cut up the space into smaller sections, making the room look cluttered and busy. Large tiles don’t break up space the same way small tiles do. The expansiveness of the tiles will translate to the visual effect of your bathroom. Plus, you’ll have less grout to clean! When cleaning the grout, it can sometimes be easier to consider looking into companies offering grout cleaning melbourne, or somewhere more local to you. By using a professional company, there is more chance of the dirt being removed properly, keeping your bathroom looking clean and new.

Glass

Just like mirrors (which you should stock up on in your tiny bathroom!), glass showers have the effect of reflecting light and making a tiny bathroom feel bigger. If you currently have a bathtub in your bathroom, consider converting it to a walk-in shower. Not only will you feel like you’ve expanded your floor space, but the transparent quality of the glass will allow your eye to travel the entire expanse of the room.

Are you ready to leave the tiny bathroom lifestyle and embrace your bathroom’s big potential? Give us a call to set up a consultation!

Native Sons, Inc.

Is your old kitchen ready for an update? Or are you looking to treat yourself with a bathroom renovation? 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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