When planning your home modification, it is important to involve an Occupational Therapist as they have a professional skill set that considers many additional aspects of design and personal requirements than a builder alone is trained to provide. The Occupational Therapist will work with you and the builder to prescribe the best possible solution that focuses on you, your family, your goals, your health, your age and what stage of life you are transitioning through.
The benefits of well prescribed home modification and good design include:
- Future-proofing your home enabling you to stay there longer
- Making your home easier to access, use, and move around in for you and others living with, and visiting, you
- Making your home accessible and safe for you and those living with and visiting you
- An aesthetically pleasing result that won’t impact on resale in the future. Home modifications can be very appealing and pleasing to the eye.
The benefits of modifying your home are enormous and far outweigh any possible disadvantage if there are any.