Must-Have Home Features for Retirees
Our needs change as we grow and this applies to all the aspects of life, to our housing needs too. As we grey, the need for comfort and easiness grows while our needs for lavish living and show off reduces. Your dream retirement home is equipped with all things that make your life easier and help you age with ease. Below is a list of a few home features that are a must have for people now nearing retirement:
1. Low Maintenance
One of the first things that comes to mind when thinking about the home you'll grow old in is how you'll keep up with maintenance. Older homes will almost certainly require maintenance, and dealing with continual repairs as you become older can be difficult. Maintenance is not only expensive, but it also necessitates supervision and creates disruption in the home. Rather than dealing with all of these maintenance issues, you can choose to build yourself a new home or look for one that will not require major repairs or renovations in the future.
Along with that, one should also consider the cleaning and housekeeping space, the more it is, the more work it would require. The more room you have, the more dusting, vacuuming, and straightening up has to be done, so make sure your new home is a reasonable size and the layout is simple to maintain.
2. One floor plans or elevators
It becomes extremely difficult as you age, to climb the stairs for most people. Therefore, it is recommended that either the house should be one-floored or should have elevators to reach the other stores of the house. Retirees look at homes where everything is accessible in case their mobility diminishes.
3. Non slippery flooring
Slips and falls, which are common among the elderly and can cause major health problems, necessitate a slip-resistant floor all over the house. Especially in bathrooms, where the water could make the floor more slippery than it already is. Matte-finish or textured ceramic tiles can offer good grip and slip-resistance to the floor.
4. LED lighting for more brightness
Changing light bulbs can be dangerous. The fewer replacements you have to reach for or climb for, the better. Switching to LED bulbs is a simple and inexpensive change you can make to your house. The bulbs will not only provide strong light to read (helps those with lower eyesight) but will also require less frequent replacement, making them the perfect alternative for retirees' houses.
All in all, remember less upkeep means fewer struggles - go low-key with materialism and loud with convenience and comfort of the elderly. Build yourself a retirement home as per your requirements with the help of Tata Steel Aashiyana and find everything you need under one roof.
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