When working with Rasinski Construction, homeowners in the Ocean County area discover that making a few remodeling adjustments to the existing layout greatly benefits the home’s functionality for aging parents or those with physical restrictions.
Our Handicap Accessible Remodeling Services Include:
Modifications to a home’s entrance may benefit the homeowners, as well as visitors, who may have physical limitations with easier access. We incorporate ramps and bridges leading to the front door for wheelchair accessibility as well as rework steps to be more accommodating.
Doorways should be at least 36 inches or wider to best accommodate a person requiring a wheelchair to fit through independently. We alter and/or restructure doorways not meeting these requirements. Depending upon your needs, we can also remove entryways all together in the kitchen, living area and dining room to create optimal accessibility and an open floor plan, which is exactly what’s trending right now.
There are many areas of a bathroom that can and should be remodeled to allow for greater accessibility for homeowners who are aging or physically challenged. Accessible bathroom remodels can include installation of sinks without base cabinets, replacing hinged doors with a sliding pocket doors, and updating bathtubs and shower units to allow for low threshold or wheelchair access with grab bars.
How We Helped a Family Make Their Home More Accessible
A family in Brick, NJ, needed a more accessible living space for a family member with physical disabilities. After consulting with the family to best understand their specific needs, space requirements and current home structure, we recommended converting the home’s double car garage into a living area with an en-suite bathroom. The homeowners agreed that this renovation would allow for the most function and independence for their loved one.
To begin the project, we leveled the existing concrete slab and then installed rigid insulation boards underneath the finished flooring to meet energy code requirements and allow for the finished hardwood flooring best suited for wheelchair mobility. With the flooring finished, we began to renovate the space to accommodate both an ample bedroom and living area, adding a ductless Fujitsu mini split system for air conditioning comfort. We designed and built a full bathroom, which utilized the limited space effectively to allow for a toilet with grab bars, a wheel-in shower and a wall-mounted sink. Mirrors, light switches and faucets were all modified for easier access.