Atlanta Home Modifications performs aging in place design and renovation services such as widening an existing doorway, lighting upgrades or adding a ramp or stair lift for creating better accessibility within the home.


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Home Entrances, Doors and Fire Exit

Handicap Accessible Home EntranceIf you or a loved one has recently begun using a scooter, wheelchair, walker, or other mobility device, you may have encountered accessibility obstacles beginning right at the front entrance to your home. If you have, it may be that a door is too narrow, or door hardware too difficult to operate.

For most homeowners, rather than moving to a new home to solve door width and ease of access problems, modifying your present home entrance, access doors and fire exits is often the easiest and most economical solution. Atlanta Home Modifications is prepared to assist you with door, entrance, door openers and hardware upgrades.

Widening a doorway may be the solution to many accessibility problems, or part of a long-term plan to incorporate universal design features into your home.  Options for widening an existing doorway or creating better accessibility include the following:

  • Enlarging the opening
  • Using swing away hinges
  • Reversing the door swing
  • Creating a cased opening
  • Removing doorstops
  • Adding a pocket, sliding or folding door

Beveled Rubber ThresholdLocks can be lowered for a person in a wheelchair, and lever handles added for ease of use. Electric door openers and keyless entry systems are easily added to residential entrances. When getting in the front door, or moving freely around your home has become challenging, it is time to seek answers to solving problems. Keyless entry locks enable greater accessibility  and mobility for the homeowner with a disability.

For additional information or a Free Home Assessment, call 770.880.3405, or send us an email using the Atlanta Home Modifications contact form.


Widening an Existing Doorway…

  • Enlarging the framed opening
  • Using swing away hinges
  • Reversing the door swing
  • Creating a cased opening
  • Removing doorstops
  • Add a pocket, sliding or folding door


Lighting Essentials….

  • A well-lit home with glare-free lighting
  • Two lamp fixtures if one burns out!
  • Three way back-lit rocker switches
  • Motion detecting floodlights
  • Lights on timers
  • Low light sensor fixtures


Flooring Solutions for Safety….

  • Slip resistant and non-glossy flooring
  • Matte-finished wood or laminate
  • Textured vinyl or a glazed ceramic tile
  • Even thresholds separating  rooms
  • Smooth carpet transition to flooring
  • Smooth flooring and lower-pile carpet

Interiors: Lighting, Electrical and Flooring

Lighting and electric details for general use and visual impairment: Adequate lighting is both a comfort and a safety feature of the handicap accessible home. Reliable, even, glare-free lighting in well lit stairways, entrances, bathrooms and kitchens is essential.

Three way back-lit rocker switches should be used at stairs and wherever necessary to prevent extra walking or walking in the dark. Built-in redundancy in the lighting fixtures should be included – two lamp fixtures are better than one, should a bulb burn out.  Clocks, doorbells and smoke detectors with visual features, as well as auditory (lower frequency) alarms are also beneficial.

Exterior lighting can include motion-detecting floodlights, lights on timers, or fixtures with low light sensors. Backup emergency power sources are always recommended for individuals dependent on life support medical equipment. Atlanta Home Modifications offers a FREE In-Home Assessment.

Remodel Design for Bathrooms and KitchensFlooring: Slip resistant and non-glossy flooring surfaces are critical in the safety conscious handicap accessible home. A slip-resistant material on your floor, such as matte-finished wood or laminate, textured vinyl or a soft-glazed ceramic tile will help prevent falls. Thresholds separating adjacent rooms should be close to the same level. Lower-pile carpet that transitions into flooring is better than higher, softer piles. Low-pile carpeting and smooth flooring materials are also best for wheelchair maneuverability.

Contact Atlanta Home Modifications to set up a free on-site visit at your home to discuss flooring, lighting and electrical solutions for your home, by calling 770.880.3405 or visit our Atlanta Home Modifications contact form to connect by email.

For more information, click on the following links:

Ramps: Wood & Aluminum  Handicap wheelchair ramps

Showers & Tubs   Walk-in tubs and roll-in showers

Stair Lifts   Stair lifts, chair lifts and elevators for homes

Bath Tub Conversions  Tub to shower conversions


For additional information or a Free Home Assessment, call 770.880.3405, or send us an email using our Atlanta Home Modifications contact form.

We serve the following Georgia counties:
Barrow County, Cobb County, DeKalb County, Forsyth County, Fulton County, Gwinnett County, Hall County, and Newton County.

We serve the following Georgia cities:
Chamblee, Clarkston, Cleveland, Commerce, Stone Mountain, Conyers, Smyrna, Buckhead, Covington, Lawrenceville, Lilburn, Lithonia, Cumming, Dacula, Dahlonega, Dalton, Decatur, Duluth, Dunwoody, Fairburn, Fayetteville, Flowery Branch, Gwinnett, Forsyth, Mableton, Marietta, Acworth, Alpharetta, Athens, Austell, Bogart, McDonough, Monroe, Gainesville, Newnan, Norcross, Peachtree City, Riverdale, Rome, Roswell, Snellville, Stockbridge, Suwanee, Toccoa, Tucker, Warner Robins, Winder, Woodstock, Griffin, Jackson, Jefferson, Jonesboro, Kennesaw, Loganville, Buford, Canton, Carrollton, Cartersville, Douglasville and LaGrange.