Whatever you dream for your house for yourself or as an investment property we have the design and solution for you to achieve your goals. A home is not just a place to live in but it is a space that can be utilized in many different ways. We can modify your home entirely into something completely different from what you have now.
Below are some of the services that we offer but are not limited to.
Apartments and entrance
If you would like to redesign your basement into an apartment when it is isn’t one yet, we can help you transform the area and install all the necessary amenities from scratch to finish in the most budget friendly and top quality way. We use the best materials in all of our projects and we ensure that the completed result is to your satisfaction.
When considering building an apartment within your home you may want to consider a separate entrance so that the people moving in will have a sense of privacy away from the rest of the household. We break down walls according to safety regulations and protocols and can restructure your house to accommodate a separate entrance.
Bedroom and Bathroom
Besides renovating these rooms for pleasure and luxury, if you would like to modify the bedroom and bathroom for any reason such as a disability or ease of use, we can restructure, add or modify your current environment to accommodate your needs and desires.
We understand that if you have an injury or disability getting in and out of bed can be a great difficulty and as well as utilizing the bathroom. With our expertise advice we can help you find a solution to make life a lot easier. You can ask us about any benefits you are entitled to when modifying for a disability (See Finances section)
Entertainment and Theatre
Ah there is nothing like having your very own entertainment room where you can have your friends and family over for a good movie or hockey night, infront of perhaps a big movie screen right in the comfort of your home.
We install projectors and screens, and also modify your room to make it soundproof or redesign the room with architectural acoustics so sound waves to flow consistently and create good sound within the room. Don’t want your projector screen to be visible all the time? We can find solutions to hide your retractable projector screen in the ceiling.
We work closely with our clients to assist them in making their home better suited to their daily living conditions. Ever needed assistance with a ramp or walk in shower?
Adapt your home to make it better suited to your lifestyle. Don’t let your physical limitations inhibit your joy to live independently and safely. These modifications may include adding assistive technology or making structural changes to a home. Modifications can range from something as simple as replacing cabinet doorknobs with pull handles to full-scale construction projects that require installing wheelchair ramps and widening doorways.
The main benefit of making home modifications is that they promote independence and prevent accidents. According to a recent AARP housing survey, “83% of older Americans want to stay in their current homes for the rest of their lives,” but other studies show that most homes are not designed to accommodate the needs of people over age 65. Most seniors live in homes that are more than 20 years old. As these buildings get older along with their residents, they may become harder to live in or maintain. A house that was perfectly suitable for a senior at age 55, for example, may have too many stairs or slippery surfaces for a person who is 70 or 80. According to the National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, each year thousands of older Americans fall at home.
LET US MAKE YOUR HOME SAFER!
The best way to begin planning for home modifications is by defining the basic terms used and asking some simple questions. According to the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA), home modifications should improve the following features of a home:
- Accessibility. Improving accessibility means making doorways wider, clearing spaces to make sure a wheelchair can pass through, lowering countertop heights for sinks and kitchen cabinets, installing grab bars, and placing light switches and electrical outlets at heights that can be reached easily. This remodeling must comply with the Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988, the Americans with Disabilities Act accessibility guidelines, and American National Standards Institute regulations for accessibility. The work must also conform to state and local building codes.
- Adaptability. Adaptability features are changes that can be made quickly to accommodate the needs of seniors or disabled individuals without having to completely redesign the home or use different materials for essential fixtures. Examples include installing grab bars in bathroom walls and movable cabinets under the sink so that someone in a wheelchair can use the space.
- Universal Design. Universal design features are usually built into a home when the first blueprints or architectural plans are drawn. These features include appliances, fixtures, and floor plans that are easy for all people to use, flexible enough so that they can be adapted for special needs, sturdy and reliable, and functional with a minimum of effort and understanding of the mechanisms involved.
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Many minor home modifications and repairs can be done for about $150-$2,000. For bigger projects, some financing options may be available. For instance, many home remodeling contractors offer reduced rates and charge sliding-scale fees based on a senior’s income and ability to pay or the homeowner may be able to obtain a modest loan to cover urgent needs. Other possible sources of public and private financial assistance include the following:
If you have a disability you may be able to qualify for ODSP in which you may be able to receive a grant for home modifications due to a disability. In order to do so you will have to be covered under ODSP.
There are two main steps to qualify for ODSP:
- You must qualify financially.
- Most people must also meet the ODSP definition of disability. A health professional must confirm that:
- you have a physical or mental health problem that is expected to last a year or more, and
- your health problem limits your ability to work, look after yourself, or carry out normal daily activities at home or in the community.
Your health problem must be substantial and it must result in substantial limitations of your abilities.
You may qualify without meeting the ODSP definition of disability if you are in one of the following groups:
- people who get disability benefits from the Canada Pension Plan (CPP-D) or the Québec Pension Plan,
- people over 65 years old who are not eligible for Old Age Security,
- some people who live in certain facilities for those with psychiatric illnesses or developmental disabilities, in some special care or group homes or housing where they receive support, or
- most people who were transferred to ODSP from Family Benefits.