I have had so many people call me because they can’t deal with their existing kitchens any longer. Sometimes they’re bored of the layout, other times it just isn’t functional anymore and other times they’ve got a beautiful open concept kitchen plan that they want to change to. Some of the many factors leading to a kitchen remodel include an ill-conceived layout not conducive to cooking or entertaining, lack of storage space, inadequate lighting, inefficient appliances, a dated “look” and “feel” all around or maybe their kitchen table just isn’t big enough so what they really want is an extending dining table and 6 chairs. Now imagine you have those same complaints but are entering into your senior years and can no longer move around like you once could decades ago? In this blog post, I want to talk about kitchen remodeling tips necessary for seniors aging in place in Geneva IL and across the suburban Chicagoland area.
Guest blog post by Amanda Kaestner of G/O Digital, a Gannett Company
More baby boomers reach retirement age every day, even though the road to retirement is a long one full of financial ups and downs, with equity release and wills causing lots of real stress. However, fewer retirees are choosing to live in retirement communities. Instead, they’re “aging in place” and would rather renovate their current homes in order to transition into their golden years in comfort and safety. As they get older, their health deteriorates so they have to spend more time at places like Advanced Urology to keep their health on track. This means that more and more are deciding not to move to a new retirement house because it just adds on top of the stress that they already feel. Instead, they look to improve their current home to their advantage.