Luxury home buyers are not just looking for opulence; they want a home that grows and ages gracefully with them. Just like we aim to age gracefully, so should our homes. Alair Homes Hunt Country recognizes that the ability to thrive and function without limitations in your home is a paramount consideration for today’s luxury home buyer. There’s no reason for your Northern Virginia home to ever feel outdated or for you to ‘age-out’ of it.

While aging in place is about comfort, it’s equally about safety and future-proofing your living space to avoid potential health hazards. Our commitment extends far beyond utilitarian design.

Safety and comfort features should blend seamlessly into the overall home aesthetic.

Functional design for different stages in life don’t have to be clinical; they can be beautiful and luxurious. The bathroom and the kitchen are key areas in many homes where we have tailored designs to make these spaces as comfortable and safe as possible.

Bathrooms in our custom-built homes often feature first-floor accessibility, ensuring that convenience is never compromised, even if mobility becomes an issue. Similarly, the kitchen, the heart of every home, is designed to maximize space, comfort, and safety.

We work with our clients during both custom home builds and home renovation to anticipate future needs and incorporate practical design choices from the outset. Our goal is to ensure that your home is safe and easily accessible from the driveway, into the home, and extending to outside areas, blending aesthetics and functionality seamlessly.

Bathroom designs that consider the future while enhancing the present.

When we first meet with clients, we discuss a range of features that would allow them to live in their home independently and securely for a lifetime, illustrating the marriage of form and function in our designs.

Walk-In Shower: Curbless walk-in showers eliminate the need to step over a high threshold, making entry and exit much easier as we age.

Grab Bars: Discreet and strategically placed grab bars provide support and stability in the shower and around the toilet.

Non-Slip Flooring: Luxury textured tile reduces the risk of slipping and falling when the floor is wet.

Handheld Showerhead: Stylish handheld showerhead with an adjustable height makes bathing both convenient and accessible.

Comfort Height Toilet: A toilet with a taller seat height is easier to use for individuals with mobility challenges.

Lever Faucets: Lever-style faucets are available in a wide range of high-end finishes and styles, these handles are easier to grasp and turn compared to traditional knobs.

Wall-mounted Sink: Floating sinks are being incorporated into luxury bathroom design; the open space beneath makes it easier to approach the sink while standing, sitting or using a wheelchair.

Good Lighting: Adequate and well-distributed lighting, including task lighting around the mirror and in the shower, is essential for visibility and safety.

Easy-to-Reach Storage: Storage solutions should be at a reachable height for items like towels, toiletries, and medications, reducing the need to bend or reach high.

Motion Sensor Lighting: Motion-activated lighting in the bathroom can automatically illuminate the space when someone enters, providing added safety at night.

Wider Doorways: Wider bathroom doorways accommodate mobility aids like wheelchairs and walkers.

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This walk-in shower, with continuous floors and no cumbersome step-over lip with discreet grab bars integrated into the shower walls provide security within arm’s reach.

Many of our clients find that these design choices are not only practical but also visually appealing, creating a bright and open bathroom space.

Kitchens that are multifunctional, look beautiful and function efficiently for all your needs.

Life happens in the kitchen, and what might seem like minor details such as ample lighting, an open floorplan, or widening doorways, become a necessity when viewed through the lens of long-term functionality.

A well-designed “aging in place” kitchen can enable residents to continue cooking and enjoying their meals independently while minimizing potential hazards.

Open Floor Plan: An open kitchen layout with wide pathways and clear spaces allow you to maximize your available space and accommodate mobility aids in the future.

High-quality, Low-Maintenance Countertops: Stainless steel, Quartz, Corian, and soapstone are popular options in luxury home design, they are also easy to clean and maintain, as well as resistant to heat and stains.

Reinforced Cabinetry: Reinforced cabinetry can support the installation of pull-up or pull-down assistive devices.

Pull-Out Shelves and Drawers: Shelves and drawers that pull out make it easier to access items in lower cabinets without bending or reaching.

Touchless Faucet: A touchless faucet with touchless pull-down sprayer can be operated with a simple wave of the hand, make it easier to fill pots and wash dishes without straining.

Microwave Drawer: A microwave installed in a lower cabinet or drawer is easier to reach and safer to use.

Wall Ovens: Wall-mounted ovens at a reachable height eliminate the need to bend over and can be easily accessed.

Accessible Storage: Pull-out pantry shelves, lazy Susans, and sliding storage solutions in cabinets maximize accessibility and organization.

Smart Appliances: Consider smart appliances with voice control or remote operation for added convenience.

Task Lighting: Under-cabinet lighting provides focused illumination on work areas, making tasks like food preparation and cooking more visible.

Alair Homes Hunt Country specializes in designs that consider the future while enhancing the present, ensuring that everyone who enters your home experiences the perfect fusion of luxury, aesthetics, and accessibility. Your home is not just a space; it’s a sanctuary for all stages of life.