Make Your Home Work For You!

Make Your Home Work For You!

Sep 16, 2019

Aging in Place is designed for the elderly to continue to live in their own home for as long as possible. It is defined as the ability to live in one’s own home safely, independently, and comfortably, regardless of age, income, or ability level. 90% of seniors want to stay in their own home and the best way for them to do so, is to be in a safe environment.

     Downsize
Sometimes homeowners decide to downsize to a smaller home. A big part of staying safe in your home includes making changes as needed. Perhaps a smaller more functional home would better suit someone getting older. Many people who reside in two-story homes later decide the stairs are not worth the risk anymore and move to a single-story home.

Remodel
There are lots of options when it comes to aging in place. Many people choose to remain in their current home. If this option is chosen, modifying it can be very helpful. This may mean modifying an existing space to make it work in order to remain in their chosen home. It can also mean that additional services will come into their home in order to maintain the quality of living. Remodeling bathrooms can help by creating curb less showers and walk in tubs. Smaller adjustments include widening doorways or adding ramps to entrances and exits.

Family
This option allows a level of independence and will save money in comparison to a nursing home or even moving. Sometimes you still need the extra help, so having family close by can be very mutually beneficial physically and financially.

Tips
Here are a few extra ways to help you age in place effectively. Don’t use area rugs & make sure that all carpets are fixed firmly to the floor. Replace handles on doors or faucets with ones that you are comfortable using. Install grab bars near toilets & in the shower. Reduce fall hazards by placing non-slip strips on tile and wood surfaces. Place light switches at the top or bottom of stairs and remember to add night lights.

The most important factor to be able to age in place is planning. Consider your potential needs and plan for possible remodeling or downsizing if needed. Aging in place is important because everyone will get older & it helps to plan to keep one’s independence.
At Fairbanks Construction, we offer solutions such as Kohler walk-in-tubs that can significantly improve aging in place for you. Visit our website to learn more about our walk-in tubs at https://www.fairbanksconstruction.com/bathrooms/kohler-walk-in-bath/

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Bathroom
Shower
Inverness, Florida

After finding out about us through social media, the customers decided to give us a call and get a safety shower, because their old bathtub was too tall, and too difficult to get in and out of.

“It looks great and we know it’s safe. We highly recommend Fairbanks Construction!”

Windows
Windows
Inverness, Florida

Replacement Windows Protect Inverness Home from the Scorching Florida Heat

Charles Lachance’s house windows were more than 30 years old. In terms of energy efficiency, having them on his Inverness, Florida, home was like “throwing money out the window,” he said. So, when he heard a radio advertisement about a special windows promotion that Fairbanks Construction was offering, he decided to give the company a call.

At first, the Lachances planned to replace just a few crank-style windows that were causing them problems. But after meeting with representatives from Fairbanks Construction, they opted instead to have all of their home’s windows replaced with high-performance replacement windows that offered improved energy efficiency, ease of operation, and impact resistance.

During the installation, Charles observed how the company’s technicians worked as a team to ensure all the finer details were completed with precision, and he found the crew quite personable, as well. “I was very happy all around! It was great to work with everybody, and I would definitely recommend Fairbanks Construction,” Charles said.

Fairbanks Construction completed the project in just two days, enabling the Lanchances to enjoy upgraded home windows without experiencing any prolonged disruption to their home life. And upon having the windows installed, the Lanchances quickly saw that the windows did make a significant difference in helping to keep their home cooler by providing them with the added insulation they wanted.

Turn to the Window Replacement Experts

Do you suspect that your home’s windows are causing you to pay more in air conditioning costs than you otherwise should? Then give Fairbanks Construction a call. Since 1990, we’ve been helping to lower energy costs for Florida homeowners with our high-performance replacement windows, and we’d be happy to do the same for you.

Kohler
Walk-In Bath
Belleview, FL

Kohler Walk-In Tub Helps Belleview, FL, Homeowners Bathe Safer

As we get older, it can become increasingly difficult to enter and exit a conventional bathtub. That’s the situation that Rod and Jane Forrester of Belleview, Florida, found themselves in. So, like many local homeowners searching for a safer way to bathe, they picked up the phone and called Fairbanks Construction.

Since Fairbanks Construction partners with Kohler, one of the industry’s most respected manufacturers, the Forresters knew that their project would be in good hands. And Fairbanks Construction certainly did not disappoint. During the installation, the Forresters found themselves impressed with how the company’s technicians worked together as a team to complete the walk-in tub installation in a fast and efficient manner.

The Forresters also appreciated how the installers thoroughly cleaned up the area around the newly installed walk-in bath. “The installation team headed by Charlie was awesome. They did a perfect job and left the job area spotless,” Rod said.

With the installation and clean-up finished, the Fairbanks Construction team wanted to make sure that the Forresters knew how to properly operate their new walk-in tub. The installers provided a step-by-step demonstration of how to turn on the faucets, jets, and other special features, making sure the Forresters had all the information they needed.

Find Your Ideal Safe-Bathing Solution

Interested in replacing your current bathtub or shower with a Kohler walk-in tub? Contact Fairbanks Construction today. We’re a family-owned home improvement company dedicated to providing safe-bathing solutions, and we would be happy to meet with you for a free consultation to tell you more about our walk-in bath installation services.

Bathroom
Walk-In Shower
Dunnellon, FL

Customer converted his old tub into a wheel chair accessible shower.

Vinyl Windows
Windows
Summerfield, FL

The Anderson’s upgraded their old windows that were cracking. They were concerned with security for their home.  Fairbanks construction installed new windows for better security and appearance.

Bathroom
Walk-In Shower
Ocala, FL

The Wentworth’s converted their bath into a walk-in shower. They are very happy with the transformation.

Bathroom
Walk-In Shower
The Villages, FL

Ms. Cookendorfer upgraded her old fiberglass shower with one of Fairbanks construction walk in showers with seat and grab bar.

Bathroom
Walk-In Shower
Orlando, FL

Ms. Cornelius upgraded her old discolored shower with a new bath liner. She wanted a new look with safety features.

Bathroom
Walk-In Shower
Ocala, FL

Mr . Collins was our Showering Our Heroes winner. His shower was unusable and didn’t have hot water.  Fairbanks construction fixed his plumbing and converted his shower tub into a walk in shower for easy access. Mr. Collins was very happy with the upgrade.  

 

Bathroom
Walk-In Shower
Orlando, FL

“I called Fairbanks Construction because I wanted a fast shower installation. I am very satisfied with my shower and how fast they did it”.  

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