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Aging in Place Comfortably with Aluminum Railing

Posted by Worthington Millwork on 10/9/19 5:00 AM

AluminumRailing-resized-600Aging in place is one of the best forms of retirement there is. You can make long-term plans to enjoy your home, staying connected with family and living in the place you find more comfortable and familiar. Of course, the idea of comfortable changes with us as we age. One of the best things you can do for yourself when planning to age in place is to make subtle upgrades to the home that will make life easier over time.

One such subtle upgrade is the addition of attractive aluminum railing exactly where you need it most.

An Elegant Railing that Blends With Your Home Design

The best thing about using aluminum railing for your aging in place plan is that it looks natural as part of any design and elegantly blends with both the exterior and interior design of your home. Aluminum railing is something that every homeowner considers over the years of little home improvements. Adding a deck involves also adding railing. And many people install a little railing where there are steps or the ground is uneven.

That is exactly what you can do as well. Anywhere you'd rather have a little extra support, a sleek section of aluminum railing can be there for you and it will appear as a normal home improvement that everyone will subtly enjoy.

 

No-Maintenance Powder Coated Aluminum Alloy

Another important strategy for aging in place is prioritizing low-maintenance materials and projects. When you're focused on enjoying your retirement and saving up all your energy for the grandkids, who has time to worry about the state of your fences and railings? Aluminum railing is fantastic for seniors who are planning to age in place and enjoy their homes for a few extra decades of retirement bliss because they don't need any maintenance at all.

With a strong alloy protected in a layer of durable powder coating, these railings will never rust, chip, or scratch. A quick spray down with the hose will keep the outdoor railings dirt-free but you certainly don't need to worry about maintenance or care.

 

Railings for the Front Walk

As we get older, tromping up an incline front walk to the porch becomes more challenging than it used to be. While you're considering aging in place home improvements is the perfect time to improve the situation. A few concrete steps and a section of aluminum railing can make a world of difference for your ease in getting to and from the front door comfortably. Even better, the railing will add a decorative quality to your front lawn that can enhance the yard's appeal without necessarily revealing the rail's true purpose.

 

Short Railings for In-Home Steps

If you have a few steps inside your home, aluminum railing can help there, too. Elegant and customizable, you can use short sections of railing to help you get up and down the two steps to the laundry room or the three steps into your sunken living room quite easily. Indoor steps don't have to wear you out if you plan your railing design. In fact, A few lines of railing in the home can really add an appealing visual dynamic to the design and provide you with a few more sturdy hand-holds throughout the house.

 

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Aging in place is a great choice for many seniors, and needing a little extra support going up and down stairs is hardly a reason to give up on your home retirement dream. Aluminum railing is decorative, low-maintenance, and can give you that extra support both indoors and outdoors without appearing to be a big change at all. Except in style, which aluminum railing has in spades.

Topics: Aluminum Railing, Porch Railing, decorative railing

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