If you are in the life stage where you’re thinking about retirement or downsizing your home, you may also be concerned about how you can safely and comfortably age in place. Here are some of our top tips, if you’re looking to relocate.
Consider Moving To A Bungalow
This isn’t likely to be something that you haven’t heard before — but bungalows are great for aging because they have no stairs to climb. As you age, mobility concerns may arise and it may become difficult to move comfortably around a home with many levels.
Look For Low Maintenance Fees
Many condos, especially in larger urban areas, tend to have higher maintenance fees which can vary greatly year-over-year. This can be difficult to plan for and balance when you are on a fixed income. Consider a vacant land condominium as they offer fixed and affordable maintenance fees and more flexibility than high-rise condominiums.
Consider A Close-Knit Community
Moving to a close-knit community where neighbours are close by can help you feel safer. In our townhome communities, our residents report that they feel very safe and share a strong sense of community.
Ensure Your Yardwork Is Looked After
In Sinclair Homes’ communities, our affordable maintenance fees will cover the cost of having your landscaping looked after. This means that you won’t be mowing grass or raking leaves!
Customize Your Home with The Right Upgrades
It’s important to find a home builder that will work with you to customize your home so that you can safely age in place. Some of our highly-recommended home upgrades include:
- Comfort height toilets
- Curbless showers
- Larger stair treads
- Door levers, instead of knobs
- Railings on the front porch
- Grab bars and seats in the shower
- Automated lighting
At Sinclair Homes, we design and build our homes as we would for our own families. We are always happy to discuss how we can help you age safely in your home. If you have any questions, please get in touch with us here.