At 42º North, we’re proud to be certified aging-in-place specialists (CAPS). Discover more about our aging-in-place home design services and how they help homeowners stay independent for decades to come.
We want to enable you to stay in your own home as you get older and your needs change. Here’s what this key bit of planning for the future looks like regarding the design of the house itself.
We want to know more about you before we start adapting your home. Expect to sit for a coffee or lunch with us so we can get to know each other and start asking questions about the layout and ergonomics of your current home, and needs you might anticipate having in the future.
Listening is our best skill, even more than redesigning houses. We’ll spend a lot of time asking and learning about your current space, both through our questionnaires and observations as we spend time with you. We also want to hear what you love (and hate) about your home and any other spaces you’ve used in the past—even hotels or other people’s houses.
Whether you’re having us adapt only part of your home or redoing the entire layout, we want to see how you use the space for ourselves. This gives us a chance to see the ergonomics, spatial relations, and scale of the room in action, while also allowing us to develop possible quality-of-life adjustments that supplement what we’ll do to help you and your family members age in place safely.
We’ll use the latest architectural CAD software to give you an exact visual of what your custom home renovations will look like, down to the textures on the flooring and drapery, the placement of bracing and grab bars, and more.
We’re not going to drop off the face of the earth after we get final approval on your aging-in-place redesign! Expect us to stick around to make sure this project exceeds your expectations—we’re in it until you’re able to walk in and see the final product for yourself.
Our team of home designers includes Certified Aging-in-Place Specialists (CAPS). This means that they have received training from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) to help seniors remodel and redesign their homes if they wish to age in place.
We have extensive experience in adapting your house for safety, accessibility, and comfort, so you can live your life in the home you’ve made for yourself. We’ve been working with senior citizens and their families to make their homes more livable with age for years.
We got our start in architectural home design—meaning we can help you make your home accessible and keep it beautiful. However, even though we have decades of experience redesigning all different parts of the home, we care first and foremost about building in your best interest.
Unlike most traditional architects or remodelers, who might sketch right in front of you, we like to provide a little more substance. That’s why we’re more interested in getting to know how you live than using baseless showmanship in our first meetings with you—so we can adapt your home to meet your current and future needs for the years ahead.