Age-in-Place Remodeling Services in Northern Virginia & D.C.

There really is no place like home, and for those approaching a more mature age, the benefits of aging in place are far reaching—extending to financial, physical, and emotional wellbeing. While the concept continues to gain in popularity, few homes are designed to accommodate the needs of those with health or mobility restrictions or concerns, highlighting the need for age-in-place remodeling services. 

WISA Solutions is a fully licensed and insured design build firm, dedicated to providing the highest quality of service using the finest quality materials. We have over 25 years of experience helping homeowners throughout Northern Virginia increase the functionality, safety, comfort, and efficiency of their homes in order to age in place with dignity and freedom. 

Call WISA Solutions today at (555) 555-5555 to learn more about age-in-place remodeling in Northern Virginia, or any of our other design/build services. Contact us online to schedule a consultation or to let us know how we can help. 

Aging in Place Design Features and Considerations 

Universal design is the cornerstone for aging in place, designed to make a home safe, accessible, and comfortable for as long as possible. As a general rule, when building a new home or planning renovations, it can be beneficial to incorporate a few elements of design that may serve the current homeowners in the future, or visitors to the home, including:

  • A full bathroom on the main floor
  • One or more entrances to your home which have no steps
  • Outlets and switches placed between 2 and 4 feet from the floor
  • Doorway widths between 32 and 36 inches wide
  • Hallway widths a minimum of 42 inches wide
  • Reinforced wall around the toilet, bathtub, or shower to accommodate grab bars 

The key to a successful age-in-place remodeling project is to hire a qualified, reputable design build firm to complete the work. Considerations should be given in the following areas:

Safety

You can significantly reduce the risk of slips and falls by implementing a number of changes to key elements and areas of your home, including:

  • Flooring – Slip-resistant flooring is essential throughout the home, particularly in bathrooms and kitchens where moisture may be present. Eliminate throw rugs and area rugs and ensure wall to wall carpeting is low pile.
  • Bathrooms – Grab bars should be installed around toilets and in the shower or bath, rated to bear a minimum of 250 pounds. Toilet height should be raised between 17 and 19 inches. A low- or no-threshold shower is preferred.  
  • Room placement – A bedroom and full bathroom on the main level is ideal to avoid the use of stairs. 
  • Lighting – Brighter lights, more lights, and lower switches (at an approximate height of 48 inches) can improve vision and accessibility. 

Comfort

As long as they follow safety guidelines, certain features are nice to add for improved comfort and enjoyment, such as:

  • In-floor heating
  • Heated towel racks
  • Walk-in bathtub
  • Central vacuum

Accessibility 

Mobility issues can make it difficult to access certain areas or functions in your home. Solutions include:

  • Lower countertops in kitchens and bathrooms
  • Flush thresholds in exterior and interior doorways
  • Lever handles for doors and faucets
  • Laundry room on the main level

Age-in-Place Remodeling in Northern Virginia 

Remain in the home you love by making some simple changes, adding custom features, and enhancing comfort, safety, and accessibility through strategic design. WISA Solutions is well acquainted with the features and adjustments that make aging in place as comfortable as possible and can make educated recommendations to make your home update as productive as possible. 

Contact us online today to schedule a consultation for your age-in-place remodeling project in Northern Virginia!

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“WISA's work on our kitchen remodel and basement upgrade exceeded all expectations. They made significant concessions to come to an agreed upon price, there were no hidden fees, started when we needed them, completed prior to expected completion date and their quality of workmanship and materials were second to none.…”

- David Overcash

“This is the second project WISA has completed for me, and once again, they did an absolutely fabulous job. Daoud and Waris were fabulous with their estimate and communications, and Eduardo (the carpenter) made sure everything was perfect. I love my new counter and will call them again for the…”

- Ann Duff

“WISA stands behind their work, which is high-quality. Waris and Daoud are very communicative and were very helpful in getting work done on time. Some of their rates were a bit higher than other competitors, but for the quality of service and work, it's worth it!”

- Tamara Shaya Hoffmann

“WISA Solutions is a top notch contractor. We reached out to numerous contractors for our kitchen, foyer and half bath renovation. WISA was by far the most responsive, detailed and affordable of the three quotes that we received. Working with Waris and Daoud was a breeze. This was our first…”

- Tyson Colaianni

“Great Job! Excellent work at a fair price. WISA remodeled our two upstairs bathrooms. We received 3 quotes for this job. WISA was a bit lower than the others, but not by a huge amount. What impressed us was their presentation. We had a chance to visit to a similar…”

- Ginger Schwartz
7000 Newington Road, Suite J
Lorton, VA 22079

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Schedule a Remodel Consultation in Northern Virginia

WISA offers the best value in exterior and interior remodeling in Northern Virginia, thanks to our efficient design/build approach and competitive prices. With a Class A building license, we are able to execute any type of remodel, from to-the-studs renovations to wall removal or bump-outs. Our design and remodel teams take care to involve you every step of the way to ensure that the final product is a home you will love for years to come.

Call us at 703-337-4344, visit our showroom, or contact us online to schedule a consultation for your home remodel in Northern Virginia! We service all of Fairfax County and the surrounding areas, including Falls Church, Lorton, Fairfax, Alexandria, Annandale, and Arlington!