Barrier-free conversion: Stairs and other obstacles

The children are out of the house, and suddenly two floors are one too many. The garden is also becoming more and more work, and the stairs stairs are getting higher and higher. For many people, the question arises as to whether whether their home is still suitable for old age.

Many people who have reached retirement find that their their house has become too big for them. The way from the cellar to the first floor becomes more and more difficult. Some rooms are hardly ever entered except to clean. In general, cleaning is becoming more and more strenuous, as is the gardening. That is why many elderly people ask themselves why they should why they should take on this work at all. On the other hand, it is difficult for (a suggestion, since in the sentence before and in the following sentence sentence) find it difficult to leave their own home in the hands of others. into someone else's hands. Too many fond memories are associated with it. This is where the children grew up here. Stories are connected with every room. Who can part with such a home? But on the other hand: How can a house like this be lived in and cared for when one's own one's own strength wanes.

In order to be able to live in familiar surroundings, it is of course possible to convert one's own house to make it barrier-free:

  • Widening of house and flat doors
  • Removal of thresholds, ramps instead of steps
  • Conversion of the shower to floor level
  • Installation of a stair lift
  • Installation of non-slip floors
  • Installation of support and holding systems, such as handles or seats in the shower and bathtub

Three things are important in barrier-free conversion:

  1. Timely planning while you are still fit and healthy as an owner yourself
  2. Thorough consideration of which conversion measures make sense
  3. Implementation of the conversions should be left to experts

However, it is important to keep in mind that the conversion does not necessarily necessarily mean an increase in the value of the property. At the same time conversion to suit the needs of the elderly is not exactly cheap. Reserves are often necessary. In addition, owners may have to live on a building site for weeks at a time. on a building site for weeks at a time. If the conversion of a house is not possible or sensible, it may be worthwhile to move to an apartment that is flat suitable for the elderly. Selling the house may well bring enough money enough money for a nice condo plus a few reserves for travel or other travel or other things you have wanted to treat yourself to for a long time.

Would you like to know whether an age-appropriate conversion of your property is worthwhile? Contact us. We will be happy to advise you.

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