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6 Home Renovations in Retirement That Are Worth the Cost

June 19, 2019

From the nextavenue website

After retiring, the chance to stay in the home where you’ve built up memories and grown comfortable may sound perfect. But to age in place well, you may need to do some renovations. The question is: Which ones are worth the cost?

“If you plan on aging in place, there are two things to keep in mind,” says Cristina Miguelez, a remodeling specialist at Fixr.com. “The first is what it is that you need to remain in your home. The second is that you need your home to maintain its value and salability regardless of what you do to it.”

As you look around your home, it may be helpful to draw up a list of potential renovation projects and then evaluate them based on what you think you’ll need in coming years.

You may want to arrange for a consultation with a home renovation pro to discuss possibilities. Due to growing numbers of people wanting to age in place, the Chubb insurance company just started offering its homeowner clients a free home accessibility risk consultation service.

Here are six home renovation projects that experts say are worth their cost in retirement:

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