P-S Berube Specializes in Residential Construction and is a Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist
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Home for Life with P-S Berube Construction Design Build
For this project, Certified Aging in Place Specialists P-S Berube Construction put an addition on a single family residence in Chelmsford, MA, converting the property into a two family home. The 1700 square foot addition created a living area to be inhabited by the property’s original owners, who wanted to remain in their home yet needed an adaptive design to address issues common to senior adults. The original 800 square foot property will be reused as a rental unit.
The forward-thinking addition created a fully functional, adaptive, single floor living area, featuring three bedrooms, master bath, kitchen, laundry and a screened-in porch. Completely barrier-free living is achieved with use of an open floor plan, 36 inch doorways, and flush thresholds between rooms. A roomy, walk in closet abuts the master bedroom, and the master bath incorporates a curbless, roll-in shower stall. Grab bars in the bathroom provide extra safety, and handle bars rather than knobs on the vanity are attractive and functional.
The kitchen uses a wall oven rather than a range, which eliminates the need for lifting or bending. Accessible cabinets feature easy to manipulate handle bars. All features are subtle in design, maintaining an aesthetically pleasing appearance.
One challenge we faced was in establishing a stair-free entry. The front portico deck measurements, approved by the town before we came on board, were not deep enough to accommodate mobility assistance apparatus. After discussions with the owner, we installed an internal stair lift to permit ease of entry throughout the years.
The original property maintained its original floor plan, but needed modernization. This included installation of energy efficient appliances and windows and bringing utilities up to code. The reuse of this property provides the homeowner with an additional stream of income.
Below: Aging-In-Place / In-Law Apartment, 2013
Aging-In-Place principles designed into this new construction: kitchen, laundry, bedroom and full bath located on first floor. Wider doorways and halls.
Below: Siding Project, 2011
Below: New Custom Entries using Low-Maintenance Deck & Rails
Littleton/Townsend, MA 2014
Below: Addition and Remodel, 2012 Concord, MA
Before: 1950's 3 bedroom, 1 bath ranch
After: Raised-roof cape with 3 bedrooms upstairs, 3 full baths and first floor remodel
Below: 2 Car Garage and Great Room Addition, 2012
Removal of existing family room, followed by addition of 26' x 30', 2-car garage with Great Room above. Existing back deck replaced with new, maintenance-free 12' x 14' deck.
Winter Project 2014 - 2015
Winter Project 2014 - 2015
Exterior Before / After
Family Room Addition & Kitchen Bump out to back of house
Second-floor Master Bedroom Addition atop garage
New Front Entry, Siding & Trim, Windows
Second-Floor Master Bedroom atop garage