aging in place kitchen

Example of clearance beneath sink, lowered work surfaces, wall oven and ample maneuvering space.

See Innovation Construction Company’s first two installments of this series: Call Your House a Home for Life and Modify Your Home for Life: THE BATH.

Although aging brings challenges, your home doesn’t need to be one of them. Today, even as you face difficulties with everyday tasks, you can remain in your own home for many years. This increasingly popular plan of “aging in place,” means more than just staying put and struggling with impairments or chronic health conditions. You need a place to live that is safe and fits with your abilities: with today’s age-in-place design innovations, you can modify your home to adapt to your changing needs.


If you have difficulty bending over or have height limitations such as those imposed by a wheelchair or scooter, there are numerous design options that allow you to keep control of your meal preparation:

  • Lowering cooking surfaces
  • Mounting wall ovens or microwaves at reachable heights
  • Varying the height of countertops
  • Installing a sink with knee clearance
  • Installing a raised dishwasher
  • Making sure there’s an abundance of storage space within reach
  • Providing a desk/work area with knee clearance
  • Ensuring there’s ample maneuvering space

Modifications like these can be accomplished while maintaining – or enhancing – the beauty and ambiance of your kitchen environment. Safety specifications and precise measurements for your accessibility are of utmost importance in this specialized home improvement. As a CAPS-designated contractor (Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist), we are specially qualified to help you adapt your home for existing conditions or plan ahead with a thoughtful remodel.

We retrofit for accessibility, and also recommend the cost wise option of basement conversion.

Innovation Const.Co. is an A+ BBB-Rated home improvement contractor, GREEN CERTIFIED, member of the Greater Plymouth Builders Association, and A/Rated on Angie’s List. Keith is credentialed as a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) through (NAHB), the National Association of Home Builders.) We are a local business with pride of workmanship and the experience and expertise to be your one-stop builder and remodeler.

For over three decades, we have successfully facilitated the remodeling dreams of homeowners across South Shore and Southeastern MA, including Duxbury, Wareham, Marion, Rochester, Kingston, Plymouth, Plymouth County, Barnstable County, and Cape Cod.

Innovation Construction Co. Design & Build is proud to offer Green Building options. We are dedicated to incorporating sustainable living solutions into our projects.

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