When many homeowners look to upgrade their homes they think about how they want it to look without considering how it may need it to function in the future. Buying stainless steel appliances, replacing old cabinetry with new, and adding a fresh coat of paint are enough for many people to call a renovation compete — but rebuilding your home for life takes more consideration than that.

It’s important to take your time before you start any renovation project. Look at the space you’re working with and think about your current wish list, but also what you may need in the future. Being able to navigate your home could be a challenge as you age — the idea is to mitigate that as much as possible starting now.


Click here to read the full article in the National Post online Mike Holmes | February 4, 2017 | Last Updated: Feb 4 7:24 AM ET