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4 Budget-friendly ways to upgrade living spaces for seniors

by Dawn & Dennis Martin- The Martin Team 01/02/2022

Home changes happen throughout the years. Whether they're for improving quality of life or peace of mind, these upgrades and renovations often cost a significant amount of money. And for those with a fixed income, living on a pension or receiving retirement/social security, it can make a hefty dent in the wallet.

Here are a few ways to make excellent stress-reducing renovations throughout your home without breaking the bank.

1: Remove doorway thresholds for improved safety

Eliminating potential trip and fall hazards may be the most prudent physical change to someone's living space. The simplest solution is to remove doorway thresholds and refinish the vacant space. If materials can't be matched on either side, consider adding a flat decorative element for aesthetics.

2: Upgrade the bathrooms

Of all the rooms in a home, full bathrooms may require the most critical renovations. The following upgrades can provide peace of mind when using them:

  • Install non-slip materials on bathroom floors and showers.
  • Install grab bars and rails in strategic places.
  • Swap twist knobs for levers on doors and faucets.
  • Adjust toilet height to a suitable level.
  • Replace the bathtub with a lipless walk-in shower unit.
  • Along with added safety, these relatively inexpensive changes also lead to improved quality of life usage.

3: Consider updating countertop heights

Kitchens with relatively high countertops, center islands and coffee bars tend to present a bit of a hurdle at times. Sure, we may need to use a step stool now and then, but using one frequently because of uncomfortable countertop heights can pose a safety risk.

The standard height of an ordinary countertop stands at about 36 inches. Lowering countertops to a more convenient height tends to reduce shoulder and arm strain. People of any age can benefit from a height-adjusted countertop.

4: Turn average doorways into archways

Senior living facilities typically employ wide doorways and archways rather than standard sizes. Individuals who find their permanent residence may discover removing a door and expanding the opening into an archway proves cost-effective and provides more comfort in maneuverability.

A finished carpenter can integrate aesthetically pleasing molding and trim while making the space feel roomier.

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Dawn & Dennis Martin- The Martin Team

A Winning Tradition Together, Dennis and Dawn Martin represent a winning tradition for home buyers and sellers throughout the Denver Metro area. Like the great Rocky Mountains themselves, this father and daughter business team continues to stand tall when it comes to providing the highest level of real estate service possible.  

Competitive, caring and fiercely committed to always going the extra mile on behalf of the people they serve, Dennis and Dawn view each client they serve as another member of there extended family. They believe great service stands the test of time, which is why they're always looking for new and better ways to improve on there already high standards.  

It's also why so much of their business comes from referrals and past clientele. Call them before your next move and put their winning traditions to work for you.  

A Fitting Partnership As native residents, Dennis and Dawn Martin are proud to be part of this rich heritage, Indeed, those who know them best will tell you they are yet another great Rocky Mountain tradition,  That's because this unique father and daughter business team have been making a positive difference in the lives of local residents throughout the Denver Metro area for several generations.  

The Martins like to refer to their service as "Hi Tech and Hi Touch. Dawn is the computer savvy entrepreneur who utilizes the very latest technology to streamline the home buying an selling process for clients,   Dennis the hands on consultant who pride himself on his extremely personal and caring service. For clients, however, it's really the best of both worlds, which is why so many people , including their kids and grandchildren, return to the Martins for all their real estate needs.  

So when you're ready to buy or sell your next home in the Denver Metro area, tap into another great Rocky Mountain tradition. Give Dennis and Dawn Martin a call. With over 50 years of local real estate experience between them they represent A Winning Tradition for home buyers and sellers alike