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Seniors Quarterly

Focus on Design


What's the reason for moving as you get older? Usually it's because the bathroom in your current home is not geared for physical disabilities, or for aging in place. The tub is too high to step over for showering, the toilet is too low, it's hard to get up and down, and never mind what happens if you start to fall. What about the kitchen? Do you have trouble bending over to find that cookie sheet, or to dig out the pasta pot?

Would you love to be able to spend more time outside, but have become more sensitive to the sun? The good news is that many of these problems have solutions. If you love your neighborhood, and have beautiful memories of raising your family in your home, why give it up? You have the opportunity to make some changes in your home to accommodate aging in place. You can replace the tub for a barrier free shower, make the vanity and toilet a little taller, add some grab bars or a handheld shower spray, add a heat lamp if you tend to get cold, or even under the floor radiant heating.

In the kitchen, roll out shelves or drawers will help keep you from spending time on your knees looking for the pots and pans that you know you have. Easy to maintain countertops, and faucets with pull out sprayers, or even pot filler faucets near the stove are very helpful in making your kitchen a little more friendly. Retractable awnings create a shaded space outside for you to enjoy the warm weather, without risking the damaging effects of the sun. There is a solution for almost any concern. You just have to seek the help of a knowledgeable company.

Fraley & Fox Construction Inc. has been in business in downtown Amherst since 1993. Our focus is on the customer. We have always had an emphasis on design for the physically disabled and for senior members of our community.

We are committed to providing our existing and future clients with our new wet room shower system capabilities, and access to all other solutions for making aging in place in your current home a dream come true. It is also our commitment to give you the best possible design so that the project will meet or exceed your expectations.

To take advantage of our design service, just give us a call at 440 988-7292. Visit our web site at, or stop in and see us! Fraley & Fox Construction - Serving Amherst and surrounding cities for over 23 years.

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