Aging In Place Design


Universal Design/Build Methods

   Along with aging in place, universal design is becoming more of a household term. Essentially, it’s about building or modifying places and spaces—both public and private—to accommodate people of all ages and abilities. More than just an architectural concept, universal design is a win-win for sandwich generation boomers caring for aging parents and their children at home, for grandparents raising grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and for all who are facing the challenges of caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or other chronic diseases.

     Whether your family needs the support now or down the road, universal design features are a good long-term investment for the home itself.

     We provide a means for our customers to remain in their homes for as long as possible using our many aging in place services. Increasing accessibility is the key component.  Let us help you design and build a new accessible awareness for your existing home that will enhance it's current market value.

     We offer complete design/build services for aging in place.   We are CAPS certified.

Aging In Place Home Modifications

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Accessible Routes

Our aging in place services can show you how an accessible route can give you access to any part of your home no matter what your mobility situation is or will become.  We show our customers how to be healthy, independent, and safe. We also offer home automation services like remote controlled automatic doors and WiFi controlled light switches for the physically impaired.  For obvious reasons, the bathroom and kitchen are the rooms most affected by a lack of accessibility concerning disabilities when aging in place is a concern.


  • Entrances and overcoming elevation changes
  • Widening of hallways and entrances
  • Accessible homes are needed by all of us at some time in our lives

Main Areas Involved

    The three main rooms involved in aging in place home modifications are the bathroom, the kitchen, and the family room in that order.  These areas make up the most occupied spaces of any home and will be connected by a designated accessible route.  Here we will need access through wider doorways walking on non slip floor surfaces while approaching adequate cabinet and plumbing fixture accessibility.  What is more important is that we must observe safety for everyone as the baby boomers choose to age in place within their homes.  Just remember one thing and dispel any myth that aging in place construction and remodeling must appear institutional or out of the ordinary.   When the work is done with style and taste it will only compliment the home.Tell The Reader More

  • Accessible baths with roll in shower capability
  • ADA compatible kitchen cabinetry
  • ADA bathroom cabinets
  • Handicap home modifications

General Outlook

    Aging in place design, construction, and remodeling has become synonymous with handicap accessible home design and modification during our lifetime.   Home modifications can be used to accommodate anyone from people with mobility impairments to those with vision loss, hearing loss, or even cognitive or developmental disabilities.  Accessibility home modifications or wheelchair accessible kitchen and bathroom remodeling in Austin will allow anyone with limited mobility within your home to feel more empowered and independent.  The extent of a customized accessibility design is dependent upon the activity level of the person requiring the modifications.

    The National Association of Home Builders, in partnership with the AARP and Home Innovation Research Labs, created the CAPS program, which includes training and education on the technical, business management and customer service skills essential to compete in the fastest growing segment of the residential remodeling industry--home modifications for aging in place.  David L. Traut, CAPS owner of T-Square Company in Austin, Texas is one of the select group of professionals nationwide to earn the Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist (CAPS) designation, identifying him as a home remodeler and builder with the skills, training, and knowledge necessary to design and remodel or modify a home to meet the unique needs of the older population, disabled owners, or their visitors.

  • Stay in your home and surrounding neighborhood
  • Remain in contact with your home's surroundings
  • Avoid costly nursing homes for as long as possible

Are you ready to begin the accessible chapter of your life?

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