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How Much Will Disability Renovations Cost?

Whenever the idea of a renovation comes up, the cost is usually the first concern. These figures are not always easy to pin down since costs can vary depending on a few factors. These include your location, the contractor, the cost of labor, and the size of the project. Disability renovations, or ADA Compliance Renovations, are a special niche, and the costs can fluctuate even more due to the individual needs of the disabled person. The following information will help you to understand some of the basic costs of renovating a home to make it disability friendly.

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The individual’s specific disability is the only real guide to working out the details of a renovation of this kind. What physical limitations is the person dealing with? Does the person move around on crutches, or is a wheelchair necessary? How much assistance is necessary in the bathroom? Answering questions like these will perfectly shape your disability renovation plan. You will know exactly which products you need to buy.

Interior Changes

In terms of the number of changes, the home’s interior will take up most of the work. The most common tasks include:

  • Widening doorways
  • Adding stair lifts
  • Making sinks lower
  • Installing handrails and grab bars
  • Changing the flooring

Exterior Changes

The addition of ramps is the most common disability modification to the exterior of homes. Some people make their own ramps by attaching plywood to the steps. The problem with making your own ramp is that it might be in violation of building codes. Some disabled people may also need to have automatic gate openers installed so they can move about freely.

The cost of an ADA compliant renovation will vary based on the work that needs to be done to the home to create a safe environment for the disabled person. We will help you make the right choices every step of the way and ensure that the newly remodeled home will meet ADA guidelines.

Since some disability modifications are tax deductable, in the end you may not spend as much as you initially planned. Be sure to ask us about ways to keep your costs down during the initial consultation if cost is an issue. Also, contact the National Council for Independent Living to learn about programs that can cover some of the costs.

We’re conveniently located in Chicago and provide design, building, and remodeling services in the entire Chicagoland area. Call us at 312-714-5454 to schedule a design consultation with our designers and to discuss the details about your ADA Compliant remodeling project. We will schedule an appointment as quickly as possible and get things started.

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