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Certified Aging in Place

Williamsburg Aging-In-Place Remodeling

Like the majority of Americans over the age of 45, you may want to continue living in your home throughout your maturing years—finding it more familiar and comfortable than moving to a retirement home. According to the AARP, older homeowners overwhelmingly prefer to age in place, which means living in your home safely, independently, and comfortably—regardless of age or ability level.

So how can you remain in your home but keep safety and independent living as main priorities? You can do this easily with the help of a local Williamsburg Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist (CAPS) like Stephens Remodeling!

Call us today at 757-873-4534 to schedule a consultation with our aging-in-place remodeling specialists. 

What Is Certified Aging-In-Place?

The NAHB Remodelers of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) in collaboration with the NAHB Research Center, NAHB 50+ Housing Council, and AARP developed the Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist (CAPS) program to address the growing number of consumers that will soon require these modifications in order to remain in their homes.

A CAPS certification ensures that qualifying remodelers are experts in their market and are able to provide the technical, business management, and customer service skills necessary to provide custom remodels for the aging in place—the fastest growing segment of the residential remodeling industry!

Finding a CAPS Remodeling Company in Williamsburg, VA

At Stephens Remodeling, we have invested our time to become CAPS certified—we are one of the Williamsburg area’s only CAPS remodeling company! It is our desire to help homeowners in Hampton Roads enjoy their homes in ease, safety, and dignity as they move into their senior years.

Interested in a custom design consultation in the Williamsburg area? Contact Stephens Remodeling today!

More Information on the Certified Aging-In-Place Specialists Program

If you’re considering consulting a CAPS certified remodeling company to help you independently reside in your home, you may have more questions about the process.

At Stephens Remodeling, we want to make it as easy as possible for our Williamsburg residents to remain proud (and safe) homeowners and have provided the answers to many of your questions.

If you don’t see the answers you are looking for, don’t hesitate to contact us! We have over 20 years of experience modifying and remodeling homes for your neighbors!

Questions to ask as you consider remodeling or modifying your home (click on the link to go to that question):

How should you modify your home to make it more comfortable?

To age in place, you will probably need to modify your house as you mature to increase access and maneuverability. These modifications can include:

  • Installation of bath and shower grab bars
  • Adjustment of countertop heights
  • Creation of multifunctional first-floor master suites
  • Installation of private elevators
  • Implementation of measures to prevent falls (grab bars, non-slip flooring, wheelchair ramps, etc.)

Who can you rely on to modify your home?

CAPS professionals have the answers to your questions about aging in place. Specialists, like Stephens Remodeling, have been taught the strategies and techniques for designing and building aesthetically enriching, barrier-free living environments.

Beyond design, the CAPS program also addresses:

  • Codes and standards
  • Common remodeling expenditures and projects
  • Product ideas
  • Resources needed to provide comprehensive and practical aging-in-place solutions
  • And more

CAPS contractors also pledge to uphold a code of ethics and are required to maintain their designation by attending continuing education programs and participating in community service.

What is the CAPS designation?

A Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) has been trained in:

  • The unique needs of the older adult population
  • Aging-in-place home modifications
  • Common remodeling projects
  • Solutions to common barriers

Keep in mind that when you hire a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist, you are buying a service rather than a product. Each CAPS professional draws from a different knowledge base and will approach your project in a different way. No matter where you start in the process, you will eventually need to hire a professional remodeler to actually make the modifications to your home.

What information should you think about for CAPS remodeling?

  • Do I want to add a bathroom and possibly a bedroom to the main level?
  • How can I make my kitchen more functional?
  • Am I worried about preventing falls?
  • How much money can I budget for this project?
  • Will I need to get a home equity loan?
  • Will other members of my family benefit from modifications?
  • Will remodeling increase the energy efficiency of my home?

How do I get started with the remodeling process?
Naturally, many people are unsure of what their specific needs are or will be in the future. Here at Stephens Remodeling, we will meet with you to discuss your family’s needs and help to develop a plan to make your home user-friendly for years to come. Please contact us to send in a consultation request today.