What Certified Aging-in-Place Specialists Mean for Your Kitchen Remodeling
July 22, 2014

What Certified Aging-in-Place Specialists Mean for Your Kitchen Remodeling

The Center for Disease Control defines ?aging in place? as the ability to continue to live in your own home and community ?safely, independently, and comfortably, regardless of age, income, or ability level.? Elderly people in a home can continue to enjoy their original living spaces with the assistance of remodeling that makes their lives easier.

A number of professions have developed around meeting the goals of aging in place, and one of those is home remodeling. When you are looking to have kitchen remodeling in Denver, CO for a house that has aging in place needs, you should make sure to contact a remodeler who hires Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS). These specialists are committed to helping a remodel best serve the needs of the elderly in a household. Striking Remodels by Bell has a design staff of Certified Aging-in-Place Specialists to make certain your new kitchen will ideally serve all the people who live in your home.

What does this certification mean and how will I benefit?

Certified Aging-in-Place Specialists receive their certification through the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). To earn the certification, applicants must take a series of required courses: Marketing and Communication Strategies for Aging and Accessibility, Design/Build Solutions for Aging and Accessibility, and Business Management for Building Professionals. The applicants must also submit documentation of proof of liability insurance and workers? compensation insurance (or proof of employment at a company that has both) and a valid business license (if the state requires it).

In addition, candidates must submit a singed copy of the CAPS code of ethics pledge. (?I believe in, and accept, the responsibilities and obligations inherent in providing remodeling services to the aging-in-place population.?)

What this means to you as a homeowner looking to have kitchen remodeling to accommodate elderly members of your household with special needs: Certified specialists take great pains to remodel a kitchen so it will be safe for people with mobility problems, in particular to prevent falling by providing height-appropriate supports and counters, clear walkways without obstructions, better lighting with multiple accessible switches, nonskid floors, and many other modifications and additions that would escape the eyes of a remodeler without this specific training.

Not only do these specialists know what sort of modifications will make your kitchen easily accessible and safe for the elderly, but they will also know how to integrate these modifications into the overall design of the room to create the attractive appearance of the kitchen that you want. A safe kitchen doesn?t need to be an unattractive one!

Make Striking Remodels by Bell your first choice for any kitchen remodeling job.

Striking Remodels by Bell is proud of our Certified Aging-in-Place Specialists and how they enhance kitchen remodeling in Denver, CO. Call us today to find out more.?