Don’t Let Your Mobility Limitations Chase You Out of Your Home.
A survey by the American Association of Retired Persons found 90% of people aged 65 to 74 would like to live out their years in their current homes. Yet many homes are ill-suited for the physical limitations and challenges that arise with advancing age.
The primary issues seniors and people with mobility limitations come across in most homes are:
Space – Most homes don’t have enough open space in the appropriate areas to allow easy maneuvering for people with mobility limitations, particularly those in wheelchairs or scooters.
Access – Counters, cabinets, and storage areas are designed for easy access for people who have no limitations on their reaching, bending or standing.
Safety – Storing heavy or large items, reaching across hot elements on the stove, retrieving linens from a high shelf, taking a shower and other seemingly routine tasks can be very dangerous for people with mobility limitations.
Some home renovation contractors are beginning to realize the value in providing renovation services specifically to those with mobility limitations. Unfortunately, most of these jack-of-all-trades types have little experience with mobility aiding products or in understanding the medical conditions of their clients.
The lure of low prices highlights the risk in hiring them…trusting someone with your health should never be based on price.RenosGroup.ca is currently one of Ottawa’s only specialist in providing mobility limitation renovations…we don’t cut corners with your well-being.
“The More Your Renovator Knows About You, the Safer You’ll be in Your Home.”
If your potential renovator can’t observe the nature and severity of your mobility limitations within the confines of your home, they can’t possibly make your home safer or more accessible. Free estimates over the phone or in a showroom are not compatible with mobility limitation renovations. The RenosGroup.ca team of renovators insists on a free in-home consultation to ensure we get your renovation done right.
Our free consultation service will allow us to understand your current limitations and take into consideration where your future health may lead. Our questions may seem personal, but they’re invaluable in protecting your future quality of life within your home and will help you avoid future re-modelling should your condition or those of your loved ones change.
Being in your home will allow our project manager to see exactly what kind of products you need to increase your comfort and make your mobility easier within your home.
Making us even more tempting is our online showrooms for Bathroom Products and Kitchen Products. Though we don’t sell any products these pages can help with your product selections while your in your own home. We even have our own interior designer to help you match colours and fixtures bringing out the warmth and comfort you want your home to exude. Design work does come with extra fees, but well worth it when it comes to the final look of the finished product
RenosGroup.ca mobility limitation design features can include:
• Wider doorways
• Lower counters and table tops for ease of access, whether sitting or standing
• Lowered bathroom fixtures
• Brighter lighting for increased visibility
• Easy to grasp handles for all drawers and cabinet doors
• Handrails on both sides of all steps
• Reflective non-slip tape on all non-carpeted stairs
• Ease of movement, non-slip floors, and floor coverings
• Shower stall or bathtub seat, so you sit down while taking a shower
• Strategically placed handrails in your bathroom for greater ease of use
• Handheld shower devices to give you increased independence
• And many more…
Frequently Asked Questions
The cost of a mobility renovations depends on the extent of the project and the materials you choose. If you’re looking to make your complete home wheelchair friendly, you should estimate on a cost upwards of $12,000 to widen all of the doorways and a larger mobility bathroom project would cost upwards of $25,000 (Renovation Costs Explained).
You always have the option of doing mobility renovations yourself, however, we advise against it. If you are lacking prior experience and are simply looking for something cost-effective, there are better alternatives, such as renovating during the low season. By hiring a professional, you avoid having to pay for any repairs or replacements in the future.
If you are doing mobility renovations, the labour is usually the largest expense. Discussing your budget with a renovation expert will give you a better idea of what you can afford and the steps you can take to minimize the cost.
Permits aren't typically required to do mobility renovations. However, if structural changes are needed, a building permit will be needed from the City of Ottawa.
If you don’t have an exact plan in mind of what you are looking for, we’re happy to help! Our team is more than willing to provide direction and ideas on what will suit your space best.
Mobility renovations typically only add value for the person living there that needs them in order to stay living at home, rather than having to go to a retirement home
Like most renovations, the best time to do mobility renovations is during the start of the summer months. With that said, during the winter months better pricing is sometimes available during the slower winter months
Our service area consists of inside the city of Ottawa. Unfortunately we do not work in the outskirts of Ottawa or in Quebec side (not licensed in QC)
2 Weeks of work or $12,000 in labour is our minimum project size.