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The Number 1 Must-Have for Your Accessible Home in Emory and Atlanta, GA
When thinking of ways to modify or renovate homes to adapt them for greater accessibility, there are many features that homeowners typically request. Curbless showers, taller toilets, wider doorways, and entry ramps are no brainers. However, the single must-have feature for adapted homes is one which people seldom even think about.
So what exactly is this overlooked, yet crucial, feature? It’s the basement.
While a basement may not seem like an important part of a home, just consider that electrical panels and laundry connections are usually found in the basement. It quickly becomes obvious why this area is of prime importance when the goal is to modify a home for accessibility.
While getting rid of a basement completely is neither practical nor necessary, with a few adaptations it can become a part of the house in which no one actually ever needs to go.
Are your laundry connections currently in the basement? A simple home addition can be an accessible laundry room on the main level, complete with a wide entry and low shelves. Electrical panels can likewise be moved to the main level or the garage.
If you use the basement as a cellar or to store food and extra household items, shelves can be added to the garage walls or a kitchen remodel could feature a butler’s pantry. There are many ways to render a basement obsolete.
Are you ready to learn more about adaptive living spaces? Our team has the experience in home construction you need to ensure your home adaptation is stress-free and flows smoothly. Give us a call today at 404.734.7343 to see why we are one of the premier home contractors in Georgia serving Emory and the entire Atlanta metro area.