The kitchen is the heart of the home: a place for nurturing, eating, and communing – the center of home life. As a home builder, we at Great Lakes Carpentry know that your kitchen is Grand Central Station. It’s the high-traffic focal point of your home, often with multiple entry points. It has to meet the practical, core functions of cooking, storing, and cleaning, but it also has to fit seamlessly with the welcoming feel of your living space.
Because your kitchen operates at this nexus of stylistic, spatial and functional forces, kitchen remodeling is both challenging and satisfying for us as a remodeling contractor in Northern Wisconsin.
We offer a modern line of cabinets, crafted from the highest quality materials by career artisans. And we bring impressive precision, craftsmanship, sustainable construction expertise, and designer relationships to bear on our kitchen remodels. Regardless of project size and scope, we provide managerial excellence and financial transparency to every kitchen design and remodel.
Randy Nilsson, President of Great Lake Carpentry, recently became part of a select group of professionals nationwide to earn Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist (CAPS) designation., identifying him as one of the building industry’s top professionals with the skills and knowledge specific to home modifications for aging-in-place.
The CAPS designation identifies remodelers who have been trained to help retirees and older adults remain in their homes safely, independently and comfortably, regardless of income or ability level, throughout their maturing years.
Kitchen remodeling for “Aging-In-Place” includes widening kitchen aisles to 3 ft. and walkways to 3 1/2 ft., making them accessible to walkers and wheelchairs. Replacing doorknobs on entry doors to the kitchen and throughout the home with lever pulls ensures one-handed operation for easier use. Appliances should be positioned within easy reach and have controls that are clearly labeled.
Kitchen remodeling that incorporates the concept of aging-in-place will ensure that your home remains comfortable and safe throughout your retirement years.