Perhaps you should also contemplate the age old question of whether you plan on aging in place. Although many people would prefer to age in place and remain in their home, not many middle-aged homeowners actually include “aging in place” features in their considerations for remodeling. The reason for this oversight is often because people believe that features which would make a home more convenient for aging occupants would actually be unattractive. This is not necessarily the case, though. There are some universal design accessories and accommodations which can easily be included in a remodeling plan without causing eyesores.
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