Aging in place designs are often considered house plans for the elderly. Nothing could be further from the truth. Yankee Barn Homes is seeing clients of all ages planning for now and into their future.
Aging in Place is the ability to live in a home as comfortably, safely, and easily as possible for as long as possible. Creating an Aging in Place design means different construction details or elements will be considered in the planning phase. This occurs to ensure a home allows individuals to age in their home as independently as possible.
Aging in Place designs are not only for older people. An occasion could arise when someone needs the temporary use of crutches, a walker or wheelchair. A home designed with an open floor plan allows individuals to move through the home safely and use each space without barriers. These inclusions during design allow one to stay in the comfort of their own home during a recuperation period.
Aging in Place design elements include wider hallways and doorways, open flow floor plans, and cabinet and appliance placement planned for limited mobility use. A curbless shower makes life easy for everyone and extra lighting helps all, particularly those with aging eyes. Pay attention to the main level of the home, including the master suite and kitchen, when creating an aging in place design.
Good Aging in Place designs do not look or live like homes for the elderly. You might be surprised to learn a number of our designs are appropriate plans for Age in Place homes. The Yankee Barn design team accommodates the individual needs of each client. As a custom design/build company, we take pride in building your home as a reflection of you and the way you live your life. After all, it’s your home. We wouldn’t have it any other way!
NOTE: The two YBH homes used as examples in this article are The Downing and Clare Farmhouse. Please follow the links to learn more about each home and download floor plans.