He says the top trends in “forever homes” are wider entry ways, showers that are wheelchair accessible, and grab bars placed in bathroom showers. For home owners building new, Mark says having wider hallways from the beginning can be a smart choice. “It doesn’t cost any more money, but if there’s ever a wheelchair in the house, the [home owners] will be glad that there are just a couple more inches on every single doorway in the house.” Search Bayside NY Real Estate
Installing an elevator is also becoming a more common solution for multi-level homes, Mark says.
"A lot of times what I'll do in my designs is prepare for a future elevator. I can take a closet downstairs and a closet upstairs and that will be the shaft for the elevator," says Mark.Search Bayside NY Real Estate
Source: “Forever Homes: Home Owners Make Their Homes Retirement-Ready,” Realty Times (Nov. 16, 2012)