The challenge was creating a home for our clients’ elderly parents. Solutions began with a wheelchair ramp from the exterior to allow ease of access. Two interior areas of the home were significantly changed to meet the needs of the client’s father’s limited vision and her mother’s limited mobility. One area created an outside entrance, a bathroom, laundry area, and widened hallway access to the main residence. The second area created a universal bathroom by combining 2 cramped bathrooms.
Aging in place features:
- Doorways were angled and widened for accessibility. The mosaic tile adds to the overall theme, with practical floor to ceiling tile.
- Heated slip-resistant floors, curbless walk-in showers with adjustable showerheads and convenient grab bars maximize safety and comfort.
- Modern features include: “hands free” toilet/bidet, remote operated vanity faucet and a fully automated lighting system.
- Additionally, carpets were removed and hardwood floors added to increase mobility and provide effortless cleaning.
Bathroom Remodeling Photos
About Howard Chermak – Chermak Construction
Chermak Construction is a full service residential remodeling company specializing in home remodeling projects of all sizes. We offer design, handyman, electrical, paint and deck services. We have project managers that are Certified Aging in Place Specialists (CAPS) certified and we have won awards for our Universal Designs. We know how to plan beautiful projects that make living in a home easy for all individuals.
Chermak Construction, Inc.
655 Edmonds Way
Edmonds, WA 98020
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Susan Currie says
Is there something like your company but in Canada? Specifically I live in Winnipeg Manitoba. My sister and I are caring for my almost 87 & 88 yr old parents in an older home. The bathroom especially is in need of help. So far it is working but soon it won’t.
Mark Hager says
Hi, Susan. Apologies for the late reply. There are most likely several companies in your area that can help you modify their home. I would start with a call to the Manitoba Home Builders Association. http://www.homebuilders.mb.ca/our_members/?type=Renovator They should be able to give you a list of local contractors who have experience doing this kind of work. Let us know if you have any problems finding someone through them and we’ll see what we can do to help.