Thursday, May 28, 2009

Planning for Aging-in-Place Up 10%, Remodelers Say

From the National Association of Home Builders:

http://www.nahbmonday.com/renew/issues/2009-05-27/7.html

Click the link above for the whole article, but here is some interesting information:

The aging-in-place modifications most frequently purchased by home owners, according to the remodelers survey, include:
Adding grab bars — 78%
Installing higher toilets — 71%
Upgrading to a curb-less shower — 60%
Widening doorways — 57%
Building ramps or lower thresholds — 45%
Enhancing lighting and task lighting — 45%
NAHB’s survey also indicated that consumers are becoming increasingly aware of aging-in-place and universal design options. Eighty-four percent of the remodelers said that home owners have at least some knowledge of universal design solutions