Home Remodeling and Modifications

Home remodeling & modificationsHome remodeling and modifications are tools we use to create functional and beautiful homes for our clients.

Most people don’t realize that that through home remodeling, you can have the home that helps you in your daily life. It can make your life easier and more enjoyable. CapABLE Living, LLC provides accessible home remodeling services in the Louisville, KY and throughout Kentucky.

Home remodeling & modifications

At CapABLE Living, we can help adapt your whole house or remodel just specific areas of your home. Regardless of whether you are an older adult wanting to age in place, someone with a specific physical need or you just want a home that easier to live in, we can help. We increase the ease of use, safety and accessibility of our client’s homes.

Accessible bathrooms

Accessible bathrooms are one of the most common remodeling projects we do. There are a few reasons for this, but the most important one is that the bathroom is the place where the most accidents occur.

One-third of people over age 65 will fall every year. By focusing on accessibility, we can help remove the obstacles and situations that can cause a person to fall. We achieve this through good design, based on years of experience in accessible bathrooms.

We combine our decades of experience in Occupational Therapy with accessible design principles to help make a person’s bathroom easier to use and more safe. This will work for everyone, regardless of their age or abilities. At CapABLE Living, we understand the ADA (American’s with Disabilities Act) requirements for accessible bathrooms and recommended bathroom layouts. We use ADA guidelines and Universal Design, and then customize your new room to meet your needs.

Accessible bathroom features

Some of the accessories or features your new accessible bathroom could have, include:

  • More open space
  • No-step (walk-in, roll-in shower) or handicap accessible bathroom shower
  • Comfort-height toilet
  • Lever or touch faucets, shower controls and door handles
  • Water pressure control and anti-scald devices
  • Grab bars (ADA compliant)
  • ADA bathroom sink, sit-down or roll-under vanity
  • Hand-held showers, adjustable shower heads
  • Shower seats, built-in shower seats, shower transfer seats

We can consult with you to help you understand your best options for your bathroom and your lifestyle. Our accessibility team will show you how to choose the right accessible bathroom features, including the right shower (handicap roll in shower, barrier-free shower stall) to the best type of flooring to suit your needs and home.

We also can help you source and purchase the right accessories to compliment your new accessible bathroom.

» Call 502-309-4231 or contact us to speak with an accessible home pro

Accessible kitchen design

Having an accessible kitchen means you’ve turned your existing kitchen into a place where you can more easily prepare meals for yourself and your family. In addition to it being easier to use, you’ll also be able to get to the things you need for everyday life. 

We understand ADA kitchen requirements, and know that whether you just want your kitchen to be easier to use or you want a wheelchair accessible kitchen, that good design and the right features are the key to success.

A few of the features your new accessible kitchen could have, include:

  • Multi-level counters
  • Seating at kitchen island (wheelchair accessible kitchen island)
  • Roll-under or sit-down kitchen sink (wheelchair accessible sink)
  • Lever handle or touch faucets
  • Open space
  • Roll-out and/or pull-down shelves
  • Wheelchair accessible kitchen cabinets (ADA compliant kitchen cabinets)
  • Universal Design appliances
  • Work spaces
  • Task lights, more kitchen lighting

If you live in the Louisville, KY area or surrounding areas, let our team of accessibility pros help you create an accessible kitchen in your home.

Home additions

With the growing trend of multi-generational homes and aging in place, home additions are becoming more and more popular. They can make sense for families caring for older parents, where you need safe and accessible bedrooms and bathrooms.

Specifically, home additions can be used to create a fully accessible master suite. These master suites (mother-in-law suites, in-law suites) can give you the space needed for a bedroom with plenty of open space, a walk-in closet (and additional storage space), as well as a fully accessible bathroom.

» Call 502-309-4231 to learn how you can update your home

Exterior Remodeling

Being able to get around the outside of, or get up to, your home is an important part of home accessibility. By modifying the right things on the outside of your home, you can make those things easier, as well as make them safer for everyone to use.

CapABLE Living can help you add or update the features outside of your home to ensure your safety. These could include designing, adding or improving the transition between the driveway or sidewalk into your home, walkways, exterior lighting (sidewalks, paths, ramps), ramp installation (modular, custom built), barrier-free walkways and vertical platform lifts.

Barrier-free walkways

One feature that is gaining in popularity are barrier-free walkways. These walkways are essentially a ramps that don’t look like a ramp. Typically, they are constructed of concrete or pavers, with a design that matches the style of your home.

The barrier-free walkway is created to help you have a greater level of accessibility into your home. This design feature makes it easy for anyone, of any age or ability, to travel safely into your home. So, it would work equally as well for a visitor using a wheelchair or you just walking up to the door. The reason reason they are becoming so popular is that they look great and hide the accessibility in great design.

We make home remodeling easy on you

As Occupational Therapists and Certified Aging in Place Specialists, we are experienced in helping people adapt their environments to their capabilities. That’s why we are uniquely suited to help you create the home you need now and get ready for the future. We can make the whole process on you easier, while ensuring you get exactly what you need to have a home that is safe, enjoyable and easier to live in.