If you build it, they’ll stay; boomers remodel their homes

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Zach Tyson estimates that 30 to 40 percent of his revenue is now coming from boomer renovations, up from 15 to 20 percent five years ago. Most of the projects come from homeowners who are healthy and mobile now, but want to be prepared if illness or injury hits.

Besides making bathrooms safer, they’re enlarging rooms so wheelchairs or walkers can be used more easily, and also to give the rooms a more open feel.

“It’s trending up, for sure,” says Tyson, co-owner of Tyson Construction in Destrehan, Louisiana.

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2017-08-02T12:15:33+00:00