• Legal Eagle Contractors is a CAPS (Certified Aging In Place Specialist). That means we have proper training and experience helping to make homes safe and comfortable for those who want to remain at home longer.

  • Our quality workmanship and dedication have allowed us to be a part of NAHB (National Association of Homebuilders). As a part of this membership association, you can expect modern techniques and reliable workmanship.

  • Our contractors are experienced, giving us the ability to offer you unique solutions and effective, one-on-one personalization for every room of your home from the bathroom to the kitchen. Trust in our ideas or allow us to help you with yours.

  • We provide modifications to all areas of the house that you need support for, and we provide a full 10-year structural warranty on any builds we complete for you.

  • We provide full design services, plans for you to choose from if you would like to, and all of the technology and modern innovations available to allow you or your loved one to age in place.

 

You want to use your home for daily living as a senior, but as you get older, you may need a bit of help doing so. At Legal Eagle, we are committed to helping make your home more comfortable and safer for you. Every function, from eating to dressing, sleeping, and relaxation can be made to be safer and easier for you to accomplish. We do this with thoughtful design and renovations to match your needs today and well into the future. Aging in place improves your mobility, boosts your safety, and also improves your quality of life.

Our builders work with you on the interior of your home to make it a better fit for your mobility needs including your wheelchair. From ramps to devices, our renovations empower you to live life the way you want to. We can install an elevator for easy access to your whole home. Some elderly patients benefit the most from bathroom renovations including a new bathtub. With aging in place design, there is no limit to what we can do for you.

We are one of the leading aging in place remodelers in the entire country – our Owner and President, Dan Bawden, helped create the CAPS program which teaches remodelers the skills needed to successfully operate in the growing aging in place market. Dan is one of the leading figures of the aging in place and universal design movement, teaching classes around the country and discussing the topic on leading online, print, TV and radio media.


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Aging in Place Features We Can Add For You

How can you make your home easier to manage and enjoy as you get older? At Legal Eagle, there is no customization that’s off the table. However, we do offer a few key recommendations based on the services others like you have invested in with great success. Consider a few options.

Bathroom

Eliminate the risks throughout your bathroom. Install a walk-in bathtub or shower without any steps to trip over. Add hand grips along the shower, toileting area, and wall for steady movement through the space. We can renovate the bathroom to add non-slip flooring, easier-to-reach faucets, and simple-to-access doors and drawers. This includes adding wide-entry showers and doors. Bring the shower head down lower so you can easily reach it. And, we can add both slip-resistant flooring and shower seats to make taking a shower far easier for you to do. Consider hands-free or lever-handles that make turning the faucet on and off a straightforward task.

Kitchen

Imagine being able to access each storage area, cook a meal, grab a glass of water and entertain with ease. Modifications to your kitchen may include hands-free or lever-handles that make drawers and doors easy to open. Consider roll-out shelving to replace deep drawers. D-shaped handles are another, easy-to-use option for your drawers. We can adjust the height of your kitchen sink, cooking surface, drawers, and cabinetry. Simple adjustments, such as using a pull-down sprayer within reach can help make it easier for you to access each function of this space.

Exterior

The exterior of your home requires updates as well. Commonly, this includes adding ramps to allow an alternative to steps. In addition, ramps can help with wheelchair access to your home. We can increase the width of doorways, replace existing handles with easy-to-turn levers or a keyless entry system. We can also add a canopy over each of your doors, helping to minimize slippery surfaces.

Bedroom

Your bedroom should be a location where you can easily relax and rest. With modifications, we can make that possible. Placing grip bars near the bed can help you to get in and out of bed. We can also adjust the height of the bed to make it easier to access. We can adjust the layout of the bedroom to accommodate a wheelchair or add features to help make it easier for you to navigate from one area to the next. Non-slip carpeting or flooring options may work for you. We can also add battery-powered lights to make seeing in the dark easier. Closet adjustments can mean being able to access each of the shelves with ease. We can improve lighting, make switches more accessible, and add dimmers for eye strain comfort.

Other Updates

There are no limitations to you in any area of your home. We can make the laundry room more accessible with easier-to-access fixtures. We can get rid of steps in the home, in some areas, to make it possible to move easily through the space. We can add safety bars in areas of risk when getting up or walking a long distance. We can install easy-to-access electrical outlets or lighting.

 


Why Make Changes Now?

It’s the ideal time to make your home a better fit for you. No matter your age or needs right now, planning for those goals in the long term can make a big difference on your quality of life later. Don’t wait for an accident to happen before you take action. You already know the difficulties of moving around your home. Now is your chance to improve them to minimize those accidents.

Anyone close to retirement age and planning to remodel should use this as an opportunity to do so with aging in place in mind. Our team can offer a variety of solutions to meet your specific needs, or we can offer recommendations based on what others use.

Universal design is a concept of making homes and spaces easier for everyone. Aging in place goes hand-in-hand with this. When you work with Legal Eagle, we can help ensure these features allow you, but also your friends and family, to easily move through your home and enjoy it.

 


 

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