4 Ways to Create an Age-Friendly Home Renovation

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By incorporating age-friendly improvements into your house, it will become more accessible and easier to navigate as you grow older. You’ll be able to enjoy it for years to come! Here are some easy ways to start applying age-friendly elements in your home without sacrificing any beauty.

Doorways and Entryways

Is your house fitted with narrow doorways? While this may be fine for right now, keep in mind that these might get more difficult to traverse later on. To make rooms more accessible, increase the width of internal doors and any outside access points to your home. Doing so may also help make your property seem larger too.

Thresholds and Steps

If you have steps leading up to your front door or elevated thresholds in your home, consider taking them away. This will avoid trip hazards that might result in a severe fall. If access is required in the future, a flat walkway rather than steps leading up to your home’s doors will make it more wheelchair accessible.


A well-lit house is a safer one, and it may help you avoid unnecessary trips and falls. Make sure any darker areas, such as stairwells and hallways, have enough lighting sources. Adding more windows or even skylights to your home’s natural light can make a significant difference during the day.


Pay close attention to the rooms that are absolutely required and used on a regular basis, such as the bathroom. If your old shower is too small, consider installing a larger walk-in shower with no door.

Are you ready to start your next big remodeling project? Contact the professional remodeling contractors at GTFM Design & Build for a complimentary in-home design consultation today!