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Aging-in-Place Remodeling in Dallas, TX

Universal Design for Texas Homes

We often work with homeowners who, when designing their dream homes, think only about their current needs and desires. However, when you’re working with a design-build firm on a whole-home remodeling project, it’s important to consider how your home will work for you in the future!

That’s why Hatfield (now Alair Homes- Plano) Builders & Remodelers offers high quality aging-in-place remodeling. Our universal design options are perfect for homeowners who wish to continue living in their own home as they age. Additionally, these designs are ideal if you or any of your family members are disabled or have limited mobility.

Many people think that aging-in-place remodeling designs will be unappealing, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. We provide modern, sophisticated-looking features throughout your home to make it more comfortable and safe as you grow older.

To learn more about our aging-in-place and universal design remodeling options or to schedule a consultation, contact Hatfield (now Alair Homes- Plano) Builders & Remodelers online or call us at 214-281-8800 today!

Aging-in-Place Bathroom Remodeling in North Texas

The first thing to focus on when planning an aging-in-place remodel in your home is the bathroom! If you don’t already have a full bathroom on the first floor of your home, that should be your first step. However, even if you do have a full bathroom on your first floor, its features may not be suitable for you as you grow older.

The truth is that as you age, the bathroom becomes a dangerous place! The risk of slipping and falling down increases significantly and could result in broken hips or other unfortunate consequences. Having a safe bathroom that is optimized for your health and comfort is crucial if you wish to live independently in your own home as you grow older.

Thankfully, aging-in-place remodeling can help homeowners stay safe and comfortable in their bathrooms for years to come! We install a variety of features that are useful for elderly or disabled members of your family.

Safe, Comfortable Shower Design for Seniors

Take a look at this modern aging-in-place shower we designed for one Texas homeowner.


As you can see, this shower is a low-threshold shower. Having a shower threshold under two inches tall means this homeowner doesn’t have to lift her leg up high to enter the shower, which is much safer! We also offer curbless showers (also referred to as roll-in showers), which are convenient for members of your family who may be in wheelchairs.

You may notice the handheld shower head, which is convenient for those who may be showering while seated (more on shower seating in a moment) or could have limited mobility issues that restrain them from using the permanently installed shower head.


Another feature of this aging-in-place design is the built-in shower seating, which provides a safe place to sit while showering and reduces the likelihood of injuring yourself by slipping on the shower tile.

We also installed grab bars to prevent falls and provide leverage when showering. We make sure that the grab bars we install are attractive and blend well with the design of the shower so that they do not look ostentatious or out of place, but sleek and modern.

Finally, we added built-in storage space at the same height as the shower seating to reduce the need to crouch or bend down to reach things like shampoo and soap while showering.

Additional Aging-in-Place Bathroom Remodeling Ideas

A comfortable, safe shower is crucial when it comes to remodeling bathrooms for seniors or those with limited mobility. However, there are aspects aside from your shower that can be optimized for maximum safety and comfort as you age!

Additional features you should consider for your aging-in-place bathroom remodel are:

  • Taller toilets: Toilets that are just two and a half inches taller than average allow you to sit down and stand up much more easily before and after use.
  • Increased lighting: This makes it easier to see as your eyesight grows weaker.
  • Vanity-free sinks: These are easier for those in wheelchairs to access, since they do not have cabinetry built in under the sink.
  • Walk-in bathtubs: They remove the need to step over the ledge of a tub when entering your bath, instead using gates that allow you to step in (with grab bars) and sit down easily.

Remodeling your bathroom can help you live independently in your own home as long as possible. Though it is a big investment, it will cost you less in the long run when compared to the price of assisted living or a nursing home!

To learn more about our aging-in-place bathroom remodeling services or to schedule a consultation, contact us online or call us at 214-281-8800 today.

Aging-in-Place Kitchens, Living Spaces & More

Though the bathroom is your first priority when it comes to remodeling your home for your later years, the rest of your home can still be improved to work for you as you age!


There are a few specific features that we suggest when designing your aging-in-place home remodel to make your home as safe and comfortable as possible.

  • Single-floor designs, stair glides, or elevators: Stairs become difficult to climb as you age, so opting for a single-floor design or installing an elevator or stair glide will give you continued access to your whole home for years to come.
  • Choose the right flooring: Though tile is easy to roll across if you are in a wheelchair, it is an extremely hard material and can hurt your back or hip if you stand on it for too long. Choosing a material like wood, cork, or vinyl is a better option.
  • Increased lighting: You’ll need more lights throughout your home as your vision worsens with age, and you’ll also need brighter lights.
  • Wider doorways: If you have a walker or a wheelchair later in life, you’ll want your door frames to be at least 32 inches wide so you can fit through them.
  • Ample space: If you or a member of your family have a wheelchair, you need to make sure you’ve got at least a five foot by five foot turning space in the main rooms of your home so that there is enough room to come and go as needed.

Call Hatfield (now Alair Homes- Plano) Builders & Remodelers for Aging-in-Place Remodeling in the Dallas Area Today!

Hatfield (now Alair Homes- Plano) Builders & Remodelers has a team of professional design consultants, project managers and more ready to show you why Texas residents count on the Hatfield (now Alair Homes- Plano) guarantee.

To learn more about our services or to start planning your aging-in-place home remodel, you can call us at 214-281-8800, contact us online, or visit our showroom in Plano today! We’re excited to work with you through the design and remodeling process to create a home that you’ll fall in love with from day one.

THE HATFIELD (now Alair Homes- Plano) PROCESSLearn More >>
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    Initial Meetings
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    Space Measurement
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    Project Selection Meeting
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    Design Package Review
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    Initial Budget Review
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    Selection Finalization
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    Construction Agreement & Deposit
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    Pre-Construction Hand-Off Meeting
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    Start of Construction