Midtown East, New York
810 2nd Ave
New York, NY 10017
(212) 599-5060

4 Home Design Tips for Aging in Place February 19, 2019

Midtown East, Manhattan
4 Home Design Tips for Aging in Place, Manhattan, New York

Aging in place refers to an individual choosing to stay in their home for as long as they can as they age. If your goals have this concept in mind, there are plenty of ways to create a home design that will allow you to enjoy a wonderful and safe living space for years to come. Here are a few tips to get started.

A Guide to Aging in Place Design

1. Opt for a Rancher Style

Rancher-style houses—which are one floor—are free of stairs, which can be hazardous, especially as people age. Make your floor plan as open as possible, including your kitchen and living room areas, so that moving around the house is easy. If you are remodeling a two-story residence, add a bathroom to the first floor (if you don’t already have one) so that you don’t need to use the stairs often.

2. Build an Entrance Without Steps

home designAt least one entry door to your home should be step-free. This accommodates wheelchair ramps and limits the dangers associated with stairs. Additionally, having one ground-level entry door helps friends and family with mobility issues to enter your home. 

3. Use Non-Slip Flooring

Design or remodel bathrooms and kitchens with non-slip flooring materials such as tile, rubber, or vinyl that has been treated with special coatings. This will help prevent slips that can lead to injuries. These materials are also inexpensive and easy to install.

4. Work With Contrasting Colors

Use contrasting colors in your home design scheme to assist with depth perception. The ability to distinguish between colors becomes more difficult as we age, so opt for rich hues around your home, such as blue and green. Older people often have issues seeing the differences between pastels and other light tones, as well as between dark colors.  


Get the home design assistance you need to create the perfect residence as you age by contacting Knockout Renovations. This home design and renovation company is based in Manhattan’s Midtown East. They will work with you from a project’s conception to completion. Call (212) 599-5060 today to schedule a free design consultation or visit the website for more about their services. 

Here is a home they designed: 


Other Announcements, Events and Deals from Knockout Renovation
Why You Need an Interior Designer & How to Find the Right One, Manhattan, New York
Whether you’re looking for the best return on investment when selling your home or simply want to get the most out of your living space, there are plenty of reasons to hire an i...read more
3 Tips to Expand Your Kitchen & Bathroom Remodeling Business , Manhattan, New York
Home renovation is a huge and constantly-growing industry. If you’re a kitchen and bathroom remodeling professional looking to expand your business to full-home renovations, you can ...read more
3 Kitchen Remodeling Ideas for Growing Families, Manhattan, New York
As your family grows, you may find that your kitchen no longer meets your needs. Rather than move to a new house or apartment, you can easily remodel your kitchen—increasing your hom...read more
5 Exciting Home Renovation Trends in 2019, Manhattan, New York
If you’ve done some research to remodel your home recently, you may have encountered some innovative concepts. With so many technological advancements, color options, and exciti...read more