If you have found your forever home and many people do in their mid-life, you may need to adapt your home to make sure it will be fit for purpose as you age and as your family dynamic changes. It does not necessarily need to involve huge expenditure but with fore-thought it will allow you to stay in your house for as long as possible.
Over 60% of people from the age of 55 stay in their home for the rest of their lives
Reference: Money marketing
Increasing the accessibility in your home doesn't necessarily involve drastic changes or have to impact the aesthetics of your home to still be practical. Changes you make will not only help older relatives but also younger children making your home suitable for multi generations.
Things to consider are:
This may be your forever home because you love the community and are near many friends and family. The key is not to take this for granted and to keep your social life varied, as people inevitably leave the area or your commonalities change through different life stages.
Adding an amount in your yearly costs, will allow you to keep-up with house improvements and achieve at least one thing a year. Otherwise you may find you have large unexpected costs as things deteriorate. As you renovate areas of the house, look at ways to reduce yearly running costs, increase insulation or alternative sources of power so you are less vulnerable to rising energy costs.
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