For more than 90 years, Snider Homes, the Greater Toronto Area’s leading company in all areas of home renovation, has built its reputation through quality work, innovative designs, affordability, and handling clients’ projects as if they were for our own family members. And that’s important, because it allows us to bring perspective to each renovation, whether the work involves basement remodeling, building an addition, in-law suites, or even special needs renovations.
Properly renovating a home to accommodate a customer with special needs takes years of experience, attention to detail, heart and understanding the unique relationship between someone physically impaired and the environment in which they live. Making a home truly barrier-free requires a combination of skill, workmanship, quality building materials, and professionalism. Snider Homes takes pride in these very qualities, and has earned the trust and admiration of thousands of clients throughout the region.
When modifying a home for special needs renovations, we work to assess the current and future needs of our client or loved one for whom the remodeling project is taking place. This involves: determining if the needs are permanent or temporary, what renovations are required, whether the home will accommodate the renovations, will the remodeling add value to the home, and estimating the costs for renovation and new construction.
At Snider Homes, we believe that if a family’s needs change – due to illness, injury, a medical procedure, or even the march of time – that doesn’t mean the family or individual member should have to move out. A better option is to work with trained professionals who can help you determine what special needs renovations may be required, and how they can be addressed in a timely and affordable manner.
We offer many services to improve the quality of life for those with special needs, including:
- Zero-step entryways and threshold-free doorways. Many clients use walkers, which make it extremely difficult to bridge the threshold between a front porch, for instance, and a living room, shower or foyer.
- Wheelchair ramps are one of the simplest and most cost-effective special needs renovations we specialize in, and can be integrated into front, rear, or side entrances of most homes, both portable and permanent styles.
- Because many of our clients use wheelchairs, doorways and entrances need to be expanded to a minimum width of 36 inches.
- Thousands of people are injured each year in bathroom-related accidents, which is why Snider Homes designs and installs “Roll-In No-Slip Showers” for wheelchair-bound clients.
- Another popular bathroom renovation is fold-down shower seats, making it easier for someone physically challenged to bathe themselves.
- Raised toilets, strategically located grab bars and grab poles.
- Wheelchair accessible bathroom vanities and toilet stalls with grab bars and emergency monitoring services.
- Showers and faucets with “no-scald”, balanced pressure and temperature.
- Powered lifting devices built into furniture to help clients stand up more easily.
- Discreet home elevators and lifts.
We also specialize in other special needs renovations throughout a home, including easy-access power outlets and switches, and remodeled kitchens featuring wheelchair-accessible sinks, cabinets, and appliances such as stoves, counter tops and shelving, refrigerators, and wall-mounted ovens.
Please ask us how we can help access financial support through the March of Dimes and RIFF (CMHC Special Needs Program). Qualified families are eligible for up to $15,000 for mobility vehicles renewable every 10 years. March of Dimes will provide up to $16,000 as a one time support payment for contracted special needs renovations.
Contact your Toronto general contractor for special needs renovation help