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Interested in Living in Place?

Lenton Company Hosts Seminar to Address Living in PlaceHome Modifications for Accessibility

Lenton Company will host a seminar to explore the possibilities of adjusting living spaces to be accessible as owners grow older. The complimentary seminar will be held on Saturday, June 18, 2022, starting at 10 a.m. at the Lenton Company Design Studio located at 530 Commerce Ave., Suite C in Palmdale.

According to the National Association of Realtors, 35% of people aged 65 or above upsized their homes by purchasing a 3,000-square-foot or larger home in 2020, compared with only 23% in 2017. Others choose to make modifications to stay in their current home surrounded by neighbors and family and to avoid the prohibitive cost of senior living communities.

“Living in place home modifications often focus on the bathroom, including options to replace a traditional bathtub with a barrier-free shower and to design the overall space to allow for easier access of walkers and wheelchairs if necessary,” said co-owner Rob Lenton. “Design details like stylish handrails strategically placed to provide stability can make a home more aging-friendly.”

“My mother has lived with us for more than 20 years and we’ve made adaptations along the way,” said Evelyn Lenton. “We recently completed a single-story addition to our home with the concept of our own future accessibility needs in mind.”

For property owners interested in exploring the feasibility of living in place in their existing home, the upcoming seminar led by Rob Lenton will provide information on accessibility issues including getting in and out of the home, moving around in the home, bathroom challenges, and kitchen considerations.

Seating is limited; call 661.273.9179 or email carrie@lentoncompany.com to reserve a space.

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The New Normal: Home Living Trends of The Future

What does “home” mean to you? Many of the changes brought by the past year have centered on how we use our homes — and some of those changes have been for the better. Antelope Valley homeowners are discovering the benefits and conveniences of working, entertaining, and caring for loved ones right at home. Unsurprisingly, this shift is reflected in kitchen, bathroom, and whole-home remodeling trends, like: 

High-End Home Offices

While some people are heading back to the office, many workplaces allow or even suggest their employees continue to work from home. The kitchen table may have been an acceptable temporary office space, but an elegantly appointed in-home office is a much better long-term solution. Homeowners are converting rooms to create a quiet, separate area where they can be uninterrupted and productive. For families with extra space in their backyards, building a free-standing home office creates a distinct separation between home and work. 

Multi-Generational Homes

Remodeling for accessibility helps senior homeowners stay in their home longer — and allows for multi-generational living. Additions with full suites give family members their own space while staying close. Separate entrances, bathrooms, and even kitchens balance privacy and togetherness. 

At-Home Retreats

This past year saw many of us rediscovering the great outdoors. Homeowners are turning their backyards into stunning, resort-like escapes perfect for entertaining or just relaxing. Fire pits, outdoor kitchens, and conversation areas lead the trend, but there’s no limit to your oasis — and no reservations required! 

State-Of-The-Art Kitchens

In the past year, many homeowners spent more time than usual in their kitchens. As home chefs get more familiar with what they want and need to create their perfect plat du jour, updates such as large center islands, deluxe pantries, specialty storage, and the latest high-tech appliances are in demand. 

Our lives are constantly evolving, and it makes sense that our homes also need to adapt. Does your house suit your lifestyle? Contact us today, and we’ll help you update your home to meet your current and future needs.