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Disability Remodeling - What is the Average Cost to Renovate?

Most homeowners spend between $2,488 to $5,587 nationally.
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If you're looking to renovate your home so as to be more accommodating to a person with a disability, then there are many considerations that you will need to keep in mind. For starters, you will need to think about the limitations that the person's specific disability has on them; do they have difficulty getting up and down stairs? Are they required to use a wheelchair to get around? By knowing the answers to these questions, you can begin to create an appropriate layout when planning a renovation that will make the home more accommodating to those with a disability.

National Remodel for Disability Accommodation Costs

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National Average Cost $5,233
Minimum Cost $99
Maximum Cost $20,000
Average Range $2,488 to $5,587
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Unfortunately, making a home accessible to a disabled person often requires a lot of remodeling and repair. As you can imagine, the cost of such work can add up to be quite expensive. Still, it is helpful for any home owner considering disability renovations to be aware of the different types of available and the average costs of such work. This guide can help home owners in situations to better plan for these renovations.

Common Types & Costs of Disability Remodeling

One of the most common projects required when having disability remodeling done at any home is that of installing ramps throughout. These ramps can be installed in place of existing stairs, and they can be installed both indoors and outdoors to make it easier for those in a wheelchair or who otherwise have difficulty using stairs to get around the property as needed.

Aside from wheelchair ramp installation, those who wish to keep the stairs in the home may opt for a chairlift system. This is a mechanical device that carries a wheelchair bound person safely from the bottom to the top of the stairs. Such a system is ideal for smaller homes or cramped spaces where installing a ramp may simply not be possible.

Furthermore, retrofitting showers and bathtubs to be more easily used by disabled people is another common step involved in disability home remodeling. This may involve installing hand rails in and around showers or tubs in addition to replacing traditional bath tubs with walk-in showers for easy access.

For those with disabilities that keep them confined to a wheelchair, it is often necessary to ensure that there is plenty of space to get around inside the home. In order to make this happen, walls may need to be knocked down, and rooms may need to be expanded so as to make maneuverability easier for those individuals.

Depending on the specific type of disability renovations you plan on doing in your home, the cost of such work can range greatly. On average, homeowners who remodel can expect to spend between $4,500 and $5,500. Of course, region pricing can vary, and the overall cost may also be influenced by the number of renovations that need to be made at your home. In any event, calling around to request quotes from different companies is a great way to find and secure the best price on disability home remodeling.

Remodeling the home to be more accessible to a disabled family member can be a great way to continue living comfortably in that home for many years to come. While such work does come at a relatively steep cost, many would agree that it is more than worth it in the long run. Furthermore, many companies out there are more than willing to work with families on payment plans and other type of financial assistance for this kind of work.

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