A SECOND FLOOR SUITE DESIGNED FOR AGING IN PLACE
Schroeder Design/Build redesigned the floor plan on the home’s second level, creating one large suite from two existing bedrooms, with access into the hall bath. The new layout was large enough to accommodate both a living area and a bedroom.
Since the mother’s safety and the convenience of Aging in Place were of utmost importance, Universal Design elements were added into various areas of the home. In addition to creating access from the suite into the hall bath, the doorways had to be widened from 2’6” to 3′ wide. A no-threshold shower or “wet room” feature was designed into the bathroom for a walker or wheelchair access. Grab bars were added for additional safety, along with multiple showering options. Doorways were also widened on the home’s first floor.