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Senior Living made elevators and lifts more affordable. For homeowners who desire to age in place in a two-story home, both can be cost-effective options to consider. Within the two-story addition, we are installing an extra-wide stairway. Should the need arise in the future this extra width will easily accommodate an electric stairway lift.

shower with a no threshold entry. As with other areas of the home, this will allow access by those using walkers or wheelchairs or who have the need for a portable shower chair. Plumbing fixtures will have lever handles for ease of use as well as a handheld fixture in the shower, and comfort height toilets will be installed throughout the home.

A Welcoming Kitchen

A Gorgeous View

The kitchen presents interesting design challenges as we seek to maintain homeowner independence for as long as possible. This means removing upper cabinets and moving storage to lower shallow drawers. This will provide easy access to pots, pans, dishes, and glassware that would normally be out of reach. In traditionally designed homes such as this one, the kitchen island is also removed to allow someone in a wheelchair to move freely in the kitchen area.

One of the most alluring features of this Shell Beach home is the unobstructed view location overlooking the Pacific Ocean. We will be installing or modifying existing windows to make them as large and low as possible, serving a dual purpose: allowing abundant natural light into the home, and maximizing the beautiful view even from a seated position in a wheelchair.

An Accessible Bathroom Last but not least, we are addressing not only accessibility but also safety issues in the bathrooms. We will be installing decorative and functional grab bars throughout. The restrooms will be constructed with internal wall blocking for additional strength and security so that grab bars – and secure towel bars – cannot be inadvertently pulled from the wall. The tub is being replaced with a large barrier-free

incorporating as many safety features as possible. What they don’t want is for their home to suddenly look like a senior residential facility! The homeowners are full of life and vitality, and we are providing them with what we hope is the home of their dreams for the rest of their lives. Scott and Nina Seelos own and operate Seelos Design and Construction, Inc. They would love the opportunity to make your remodeling dreams come true. They can be reached at 805.489.6367. For more information, visit www. seelosdesignandconstruction.com

The overall goal of this project as with any universal design home is to create an environment of beauty, safety, and security. Our clients asked us to make their home aesthetically pleasing while at the same time

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Living Lavishly  

Living Lavishly Vol. 9 showcases the local resources, talent and expertise we have here in the Central Coast of California.

Living Lavishly  

Living Lavishly Vol. 9 showcases the local resources, talent and expertise we have here in the Central Coast of California.