Disability remodeling is an umbrella term for making a space more accessible to the greatest number of people, which includes those who are aging in place and those with a variety of disabilities. Because disabilities vary from person to person, disability remodeling is always a unique project designed to fit the user. For example, disability remodeling for someone with a mobility impairment could include a ramp, stairlift, and walk-in tub. Disability remodeling for someone with a visual impairment may consist of high-contrast steps and thresholds and different types of flooring to prevent tripping.
Because of the many variables, there is a wide range of costs involved in disability remodeling. Projects may also range in scale from full remodels to minor additions like adding grab bars to a bathroom. This may require engaging numerous professionals for the job, which can mean varying labor costs. Some professionals you may work with on a disability remodeling project may include carpenters ($70/hr), flooring installers ($5 - $10/sq.ft.), or plumbers ($45 - $100/hr).