If you are remodeling for handicapped accessibility, you probably already know that there features or options you may need. Once you get with a knowledgeable professional, those can be narrowed down to help ensure you get the home that meets your needs. However, there are a few things that can help you or a loved one get the best finished remodeling project. Here a few tips you should know.
Go with the right accessible remodeling contractor
Generally speaking, being a good home remodeling contractor requires certain knowledge, skills and experience. (If you want it to be right and to last for your family.)
When you add in the fact you need remodeling for handicapped accessibility (disability remodeling), it requires an even greater amount of all three.
Handicap remodeling is something we take very seriously. If you’re doing a handicap accessible bathroom remodel, you don’t want just anyone doing the work. It literally can endanger your safety if it isn’t done correctly. Why take that chance?
When you are looking for handicap accessible contractors, it is so important that you choose the right one. Ask about experience, talk to past customers and, if you can, see their work for yourself.
Good design is how you get the results you want
A successful home handicap accessibility project starts with what we mentioned above, but you get it to be what you need through good design.
At DeVol, we draw from our knowledge about the technical requirements of handicap remodeling (such as handicap accessible bathroom requirements, a wheelchair accessible door width and wheelchair accessible bathroom dimensions) when creating a handicap bathroom design.
Then, we combine that with our skills and experience in handicapped accessibility, along with the particulars of your existing bathroom and your requirements, to come up with a good design.
By that, we mean a design that works for you, individually.
Results start with you
Being open about your specific needs, what you like or dislike or even what you’ve seen or heard that has shaped your idea of what your accessible bathroom or kitchen should look like … these are all important in the process.
We know it can be difficult, especially if you have been thrust into a situation where you have this new reality to deal with your family or home.
By being open about what you need, want and like, you increase your chances that your accessible home remodeling project will turn out like you need it to.
Handicapped accessibility costs
This isn’t as much of a tip, as it is insight. We get asked all the time what the average cost to make a home handicap accessible. The answer is, “It depends.” Let me explain.
Every home is different and so is every person (and their specific needs). So, creating a wheelchair accessible bathroom or a handicap accessible bathroom shower in one home, can (and often is) different in another home.
So, let’s say a prospective client who is a Veteran asks,”How much does it cost to build a wheelchair ramp?” Or, “What does it cost to install handicap shower”, we can give you a basic idea, but it really will depend on your home, your requirements and your needs.
Often times, the requirements by our client come into play. Take our wheelchair ramp example. If you asked how much a concrete wheelchair ramp cost, we would have to:
- Have a look at your house to see how it would tie into your existing home.
- Design one that would accommodate the area we have to work in
- Help you decide how you want it to look in terms of finishes.
That all must happen before we could tell you the wheelchair ramp cost per foot. We do things this way because we want you to be thrilled with the results; how it works and how it looks. You can’t get that level of quality if you guess.
DeVol is a premier handicapped accessibility remodeling contractor in the greater Cincinnati, OH area. We provide handicapped home renovations to all types of clients. As well as, an unparalleled customer experience.