When looking for a professional to build or renovate your
custom accessible home, a builder should have more than just simple home
renovation experience. Many home accessibility projects can be challenging and
costly, especially if mistakes are made throughout the process. Potential
renovations require a wide range of expertise, from design to construction
electrical engineering, particularly with projects such as installing
elevators, moving electrical outlets, and height-adjustable cabinets to
accommodate people's changing needs. This process is commonly known as "FlexHousing”
and was developed by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC
). Finding a
reputable custom accessible home builder can be a difficult process. Here are a
few qualities to look for when choosing a builder to ensure that you find one
who will meet your needs:
An experienced builder should exude a sense of professionalism, walking you
through the decision-making process to ensure that you are comfortable with the
design, process, and timeline. Good builders have the uncanny ability to make
their clients feel at ease during the building process, making it more
enjoyable, while providing a sense of reassurance and confidence in all your
design decisions. Renovating is often an ongoing process, as people continually
reassess their needs and make necessary changes to improve their livelihood at
home. For this reason, a builder that sustains a close relationship with his or
her clients can be of tremendous value to you and your home.
Experience is a necessary asset. For builders to call
themselves professionals, they must have extensive experience in home building.
However, when choosing someone to build or renovate your home with
accessibility and utility in mind, your builder should have extensive
experience in custom or accessible home building. This experience will come in
handy, especially if problems or complications arise during the building
process, helping you keep costs to a minimum. Additionally, an experienced
builder will walk you through the entire process, helping you understanding
what is being done, where the costs are allocated, and the importance or
utility of the installations.
Many builders work with homeowners to select a design and
implementation plan that works within their specified budget. Some builders
even let customers select the building materials to ensure that it meets their
expectations. Of course, this must be done in a timely manner to ensure the
project moves forward as originally scheduled.
A quality custom or accessible home builder recognizes that
every situation is different and people require living arrangements that
accommodate their specific needs as individuals. Your accessible home builder
will have to be creative to implement solutions into your home, whether that
means transforming a closet into an elevator or redesigning a bathroom on the
main floor to accommodate a wheelchair. These innovative tasks require
extensive experience, problem-solving, and a knack for creativity.
When choosing your custom or accessible
home builder, be
sure to select someone who is professional, experienced in accessible building,
affordable, and innovative. A builder with these qualities will be able to
complete the accessible home of your dreams in a timely and economical fashion.
Make your home more accessible today and experience how to improve the
convenience and utility of your home.