Home Expert Awards: Preparing for the Elderly or Disabled

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When you’re building your dream home, you want it to last a lifetime. Unfortunately, many homeowners don’t plan for the future, when they might not be as agile as they are now. That gorgeous winding staircase in the entry way might become your worst enemy when you’re in your 70s–or if the worst should happen and you or a loved one end up physically disabled. Planning for these possibilities doesn’t occur to many home owners, but it should.
Our experts have a lot of experience helping homeowners adapt their houses for family members who can’t get around easily any more. They had a lot of suggestions for both how to plan for the future, and how to save money and prioritize when remodeling so you get the most bang for your buck.
Below, we’ve compiled a few of the helpful answers our experts provided. Check back later in the week for a follow-up article!