With more and more seniors choosing to stay in their homes rather than downsizing to a condominium or retirement community, home renovations are growing in popularity amongst baby boomers, with kitchen and bathroom renovation being popular, especially in Toronto. However, many retirees in the Greater Toronto Area are on a reduced income and thus seeking kitchen and bathroom renovation at an affordable price.
According to a study by the Canadian Housing and Mortgage Corporation, 85% of adults over 55 are choosing to stay at home, even if their health changes. The Government of Ontario has introduced the Healthy Home Tax Credit to assist seniors with redoing kitchens and bathrooms so that they can improve the safety of their homes.
With the increasing number of retirees, there’s been a spike in kitchen and bathroom renovation in Toronto and the GTA as seniors are looking to turn their homes into a safe yet comfortable environment that doesn’t resemble a hospital or nursing home.
If done properly, a remodelled kitchen or bathroom will seamlessly integrate safety and accessibility features into your home at a competitive price. And since the bathroom can be a common site for slip and fall injuries, this should be the first room you look to have safety features installed in. Proper lighting is another essential step for improving safety, and having the necessary fixtures to keep both rooms well lit should be part of your kitchen and bathroom renovation plans; this will minimize the likelihood of slip and fall injuries in the bathroom and make traversing the kitchen easier.
Being able to prepare one’s own meals is an important part of retaining independence as we age, and renovations can make everything in your kitchen easier to access. Having to reach or bend to access shelves and cupboards can place strain on your back and knees—something having your kitchen remodelled can remedy.
If you’re a retiree looking to renovate your kitchen and/or bathroom, a home reno contractor can provide tips on your best options for making these rooms more accessible and safe. A contractor can suggest the best materials for customizing and restoring any part of your home while accounting for your budget, regardless of whether it’s a minor upgrade or a full reno.
Whether you’re someone in your golden years who wants to make your home meet your evolving needs or you’re looking for a great Christmas present for your parents, renovating the kitchen and/or bathroom is an excellent idea. Call GTA Property Services Group today for the best and most affordable kitchen and bathroom renovation in Toronto and the GTA.
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