Home remodeling features that are popular with the baby boomer generation
Posted on Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 7:40:41 PM
As the first wave of the baby boomer generation enters retirement, many are considering the design and flow of their homes. An interior design that is both trendy and strategic can allow a homeowner to live in his or her house longer and experience a better quality of life.
"There are incremental things that can be done to improve a home, not giving it a medicinal environment but making it an open, sunny, low-maintenance place where life is easy for everyone," said Deborah Pierce, Newton architect and principal at Pierce Lamb Architects, according to Senior Housing News.
Here are two design elements to consider:
1. High-quality lights. Eyes often become less able to pick up detail as the body ages. Therefore, installing high-quality task lighting that can produce optimal levels of illumination is ideal.
2. Non-slip floors. Install materials that provide natural traction even when wet to reduce the chance of falling. There are many different types of stone or synthetic materials that feature strong grip. Treatments are also available to coat existing floors to increase slip resistance.
Check out home improvement financing options from Home Loan Investment Bank to find an affordable way to increase the safety and design of your home.