According to the U.S. Census Bureau, by the year 2029, all baby boomers will be aged 65 years and above. This will be around 20 percent of the entire U.S. population, so it’s important to start planning now on how you can make your home more accessible as you or your parents age. Wood window installation contractor Homecraft Inc. shares some tips in aging-in-place and how you can benefit from it:
How Aging-in-Place Works
Aging-in-place is a design concept that makes use of long-term planning to create spaces that accommodate people of all ages and abilities. This concept makes it possible for a resident to live with comfort and safety for as long as possible.
While the concept is steadily gaining popularity, aging-in-place is more of an investment to add more convenience to your home life. These types of home improvements have also become more popular as the percentage of homeowners aged 65 and older increases at a steady pace.
What You Need to Consider
There are several age-friendly features to incorporate into your home, such as lowered vinyl windows and wider doors that are easy to handle. You should also consider its operability, so we recommend getting slider windows since they’re easy-to-use and are big conveniences to your older loved ones.
If you’re looking for more privacy, there are options such as decorative windows and acrylic blocks with various patterns. You can also have smart glass technology installed with a remote or smartphone app that can lighten or darken the tint so you won’t even have to use shades or blinds. But if you want something more affordable, you can always go for cling or film that you can apply to the inside of the glass to create a frosted or patterned look.
If you’re looking for a reputable contractor on replacement windows, don’t hesitate to call Homecraft Inc. To get started, just call us at (302) 798-0302 or by filling out our convenient contact form. We serve Wilmington, Bear and neighboring DE areas.