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Ways to Make Your Home More Age-Friendly

Illustration and 3D Rendering by LW Archviz

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Your kids are successfully launched and, suddenly, you seem to have more disposable income. This could be a good time to tackle the remodeling projects you’ve been putting off. And while you’re updating your house for style, consider adapting it so you can age in place comfortably.

Studies show that most homeowners age 50 and older say they want to remain in their house as they age, but most U.S. homes weren’t built to accommodate older people’s special needs. For example, only one-third have basic accessibility features, such as a no-step entry and a bedroom and full bath on the entry level, according to a report by the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University.

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We'll walk you through a house to identify features you could add, as well as identifying what they typically cost and how to pay for them.

SEE ALSO: 8 Features That Will Sell Your Home Faster

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