If you’re remodeling your kitchen and want it to still be easily accessible and fit your lifestyle later in life, read on below for some tips to consider for how to age in place…
Keep trendy colors to a minimum, and use just on an island or a small piece of furniture. Including bold colors on curtains and throw pillows, which are easy and less expensive to switch out, instead of on cabinetry.
Include as many drawers, roll outs, and pantries as possible to prevent lifting and bending.
Keep appliances such as your oven, low and within easy reach.
Allow plenty of clearance space in the event you need to accommodate a wheel chair.
Choose hardware strategically. Pulls are better than knobs, because pulls allow you to grip easier than trying to wrap your fingers around a knob, and bin pulls on low cabinets are not good for older people, since it forces them to bend down low in order to get their fingers under the pull.