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Aging in Place: Kitchen Remodeling in Washington DC

By . January 15th, 2013. Posted in custom remodeling, kitchen remodeling, Washington DC

If you plan on “aging in place,” you need to consider how accessible your kitchen is to someone who is may have physical challenges. “Aging in place” may require kitchen remodeling in your Washington DC home, so that as you age, your house will still work for you.

Here are some remodeling suggestions to increase your kitchen’s functionality:

Cabinets

  • Add roll-out trays to cabinets – they make it easier to reach items in the back
  • Add a swing-out or lazy susan accessory to hard-to-reach base corner cabinets.
  • Replace cabinet knobs with easier-to-use pulls.

Appliances

  • Dishwashers, microwave ovens, refrigerators now come in easy to access drawers.

Faucets

  • Replace a knob-style faucet with a lever-handled faucet.
  • Consider “touch” faucets, that will go on and off with a simple touch.

Stovetops and Ovens

  • Replace a gas or electric cooktop with an induction cooktop. Induction cooktops use magnetic energy and only generate heat directly below and next to the pot. They can reduce the chance of someone burning themselves or clothing catching fire.

Lighting

  • Add task lighting to your kitchen by illuminating your countertops with under-wall cabinet lighting.

Floors

  • Treat super-slick floors with an anti-slip treatment.
  • Limit thresholds to a quarter-inch difference between different types of floors, to prevent trips and falls.

Hanlon Design Build wants your home to age as gracefully as you will. As the experts in kitchen remodeling in Washington DC, Hanlon Design Build will work with you to deliver a kitchen remodeling design and build in your Washington DC home that is both beautiful and accessible. Please contact Hanlon Design Build today.


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