When this homeowner decided to build a new home, he knew it would need to carry him for the rest of his life. Although still healthy and spry, the homeowner is aware that wheelchair or homecare could eventually become a reality.
This residence was been designed to allow maximum enjoyment while the residents are still mobile, while incorporating features that will allow access and maneuverability later. Precision mitered flagstone on the sweeping patio is stunning – and smooth to prevent trip hazards. Zero-step showers, extra-wide hallways and work areas with ample space will allow wheelchair access when needed. An outdoor access will allow those will special needs to transition between the main living area upstairs to the fun recreation room below.
With nearly three decades of designing and building homes for local families, Graham Builders recognizes the importance of designing homes that make elder care simple and safe. Building and renovating so grandma can live with the family can be tricky. Many homes are more than 50 years old and were not built to handle an aging population dependent on wheelchairs, walkers and oxygen tanks.
Graham Builders was the first firm in Hawaii to have a certified National Association of Home Builders Aging-in-Place specialist on staff. Over the years, Graham Builders has grown this number to three certified consultants who help homeowners make necessary mobility and safety changes to their residences.
Call us today and find out how Graham Builders can help you prepare your home for the future.
Photos by Hawkins Biggins Photography