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remodeling to acommodate an elderly loved one

When I invited my mother to come and live with my family, we had to make some changes to accommodate her. The changes that needed to be made were all within reason and were all required so that she could get around with her walker and eventually a wheelchair if need be. I hired a remodeling contractor to assist us with making the changes. I learned a lot while discussing what needed to be done and what it would take to get it complete. I created this blog with the hopes of helping other families that are considering making the same changes in their homes.

Custom Room Additions To Consider For Your Home

Are you thinking about doing some remodeling or renovation to your home to include the addition of a new room or two? If so, you might already have some ideas for what type of room you want it to be when all is said and done. Your local remodeling contractor can likely help you brainstorm some ideas though if you are still searching for inspiration. To that end, here are some popular custom room additions that some homeowners will go for when it's time to begin remodeling. 

Add a Guest or In-Law Suite

Do you have friends or family members that like to come over and visit and maybe stay the night on a regular basis? Instead of making people sleep on the couch or in the smallest spare room you currently have, why not build a custom in-law or guest suite? This type of suite will typically offer a living space, a separate bedroom area, and maybe even its own private kitchenette or private bathroom.

When your in-laws aren't around, you could even consider putting this suite up for a short-term rental on any number of popular websites for those looking to get a room for less money than a hotel. Your investment into a guest suite could actually help you bring in extra money over time.

Add an Office for Your Remote Work

Lots of people work remotely or from home today but maybe your home doesn't have a dedicated area for this. Once your new room is created, you won't have to sit with your laptop in the kitchen ever again. You can have your own dedicated space with a place to store files or just a place to retreat to when the kids get noisy.

Movie or Entertainment Room

Have you always dreamed of having your own private theater? Buy a projector with a big screen, set up some comfy leather recliners, and maybe put a popcorn machine and your favorite movie posters in the corner. You can create any kind of entertainment room you like though. Maybe one to show off your collection of pinball machines or one for friends and family to enjoy playing board games or video games together.

Private Sanctuary for Him or Her

Do you want your own space for entertainment but you don't want to share? There's nothing wrong with creating your own private man cave or woman cave with all of your favorite stuff. Put your baseball card collection or figurine collection from when you were a kid right next to your grown-up toys like the big screen television and surround sound system.

For more info, contact a company like RMS Contracting LLC