Universal Design Remodeling

Looking for a Universal Design Expert in Minneapolis?

You've come to the right place! John Sylvestre became a Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) more than 17 years ago to help people make their homes more livable for now, as well as into the future. The CAPS designation offers reassurance that we can help you make the choices you need to stay in your home safely and securely.

Some people call it "aging in place." We call it LIVING in place!

More and more Minnesotans are getting to the point where they need to make some decisions about where they are going to stay for the long term. Single Family Home? Condo? High Rise? ADU?

It’s not surprising this is such a hot topic! Based on an AARP study, 1 in 3 Americans is over 55 years old. That's 20% of the population, and over 90% want to stay in their homes.

The question remains – Does my home meet my current lifestyle, and will it meet my future lifestyle needs? We can help you answer these questions!

To schedule a meeting, call 612.861.0188 or contact us.


Resources Remodeling
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Remodeling for Graceful Aging

Renovating to make homes easier to live in isn't just something for people with aging on their minds. In general, we try to make homes more user-friendly... Article (PDF)

Don't Retire Your House. Retire WITH Your House.

It’s time to look at your home through a new lens and determine how it can be adapted to fit your life in the coming years without sacrificing style, design, or functionality. Aging in place options exist to make our homes better for us, no matter what stage of life we’re in… Read More

Universal Bathroom Design for St. Paul Condo

In this post, we’re going to show you how we transformed the owner’s bathroom with a universal design, creating a beautiful space filled with light that is also accessible for all. One of the first things you see when you enter the room is the natural light pouring in from the existing skylight, creating a bright, airy feel. The light is reflected and enhanced by the porcelain wall and floor tiles.

Aging in Place Checklist: Features to consider for your next remodeling or home improvement project

Even if you aren’t thinking about remodeling for aging or retirement, many of these features will make future accessibility modifications easier down the road. No matter where you are in your remodeling journey, it’s nice to know that options exist to make living-in-place a reality...just where you want to be and where you want to stay...

Award-Winning Universal Design

This award-winning universal design received a CotY (Contractor of the Year) award from NARI (National Association of the Remodeling Industry) for a residential bathroom in the $75,001 to $100,000 price range. All projects are transformative, but sometimes we are invited to make a life-changing difference in a client’s life...