While the title suggests these tips only apply to renovations, you’ll find them just as helpful on new builds. This article is a great starting point for anyone new to home construction.
“All of the grab bars have been installed and they look great, AND are functional. I enjoyed John, we had great conversations about sailing and boats. Patrick, the electrician was very nice and extremely efficient. He gets my vote and will get my recommendation if any neighbor needs an electrician. Again, thank you for being so prompt and in getting the bars from here/yonder/everywhere and pulling it all together quickly and efficiently.”
“I was really happy with HomeKeepers. While I was away for a few months, they came and got my house all set up for an older person living by herself. My shower was upgraded, bars were placed around the house, which are a lifesaver. Higher toilets were installed. And much more. The people are always on time, the work was outstanding and very helpful.”
“It was comforting to have Lynn and John take a personal interest in the project. I have been singing your praises to my friends! Although I sincerely hope I do not have another project of this scope, I will certainly call on HomeKeepers for home care repair needs if I do. Much of my professional career involved working as an advocate for senior citizens. I know from that experience, and now personally, that it is very hard to find competent, trustworthy people. HomeKeepers certainly meets these criteria.”
The Richmond Times-Dispatch recently published an article on the rapid growth of the aging-in-place construction and remodeling industry. Written by Carol Hazard, the article offers an overview of aging-in-place concepts and discusses the benefits of planning ahead by adding accessibility features before the need for them arises. Many leaders in Richmond’s aging-in-place community are featured, including Marion Shackford with Adaptive Home Environments, Craig Toalson with the Home Building Association of Richmond, and HomeKeepers principals John Robertson and Lynn Ivey. Donna Edgerton, a past HomeKeepers client, was kind enough to share her experience with HomeKeepers for the story. Click here for the full article. Click here to see more pictures of the work we did with Donna.