Install a walk-in shower with curbless entry and a hand-held shower set.
It’s also a good idea to include a bench
or seat in the shower. Avoid installing
whirlpools or spas if they are too difficult to get in and out of. Use lever
faucets as knobs are hard to use. Locate
shower and tub controls close to the
point of entry.
Increase ambient lighting. Larger
windows allow for more natural lighting. Larger button light switches are
easier to turn on and off. Use lighter
colors to brighten the home and add
sensors to automatically turn on
You may want to consider having
two master suites. In addition to being
great for guests, it allows for you to be a
caregiver to aging family members and
allows for a caregiver if you might need
Make sure your room is large
enough and include large walk-in closets with wide doors.
Many Boomers are looking to integrate outdoors with the indoors for
entertaining. Especially in warmer
climates, opening the indoors to the
out allows you to enjoy outdoors year