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Renovations and modifications for staying safely and

comfortably in your home

Aging-in-Place is a specialized design and build renovation service offered by OakWood. If you’re a senior or someone with mobility challenges, we can help you modify your home to ensure it safely meets your needs today; and in the future regardless of your age or ability level.

From minor modifications to a major home renovation, with over 60 years of Design & Build experience, you can trust OakWood to do it right: high-quality and on-budget with no “surprise” extra costs.

“We are a family-run business that’s dedicated to supporting families in pursuit of a Great Life –at every stage-of-life. Our Age-in-Place service reflects that vision and our commitment to an exceptional client experience.”

– Patricia Liptak-Satov, VP Operations, OakWood

Get a Turnkey Age-in-Place Solution Tailored to Your Needs

Our solutions can involve simple modifications, such as grab bars in bathrooms and zero-threshold steps to more extensive renovations such as widening doorways, lowering cabinetry height, and electric chairlifts. We can also work collaboratively with your occupational therapist or any other health professional to recommend the best modifications and renovations for your home.

How the OakWood Team will Work with You

Get maximum peace-of-mind working with our specialized experts—from planners and designers to the best trade professionals in the City


We can provide specialized age-in-place experts to assess your home and recommend a modeling solution that meets your needs without looking clinical

Architectural Design

Realistic 3D renderings help you visualize planned changes (or we can work with an Architect or Designer of your choice)

Material Selection

Conveniently choose all materials and any specialized products from our award-winning Design Centre and Showroom

Fixed-Price Contract

Everything is itemized by brand name based on your final material choices and the scope of work—guaranteeing you pay what we quote to the penny

Turnkey Construction

All work is done by clean, specialized OakWood approved trade professionals who will respect your home and do a quality job

Project Management

Get one-point of contact once construction begins ensuring your project stays on-budget and you are kept up-to-date at all times


You get 24/7 access to password protected VIP Client Portal with real-time updates, schedules and all documentation on your project. Workmanship is backed by a comprehensive 2-year warranty (optional 3, 5, or 10-years available).

Planning and material selection couldn’t be easier

With OakWood you get a one-stop age-in-place solution.
Everything you need is under one roof at our award-winning Design Centre and Showroom.

See over 7,500 items and one-of-a-kind, fully functioning displays
Access our database of over 150,000 products—many from our handpicked partners
Choose materials from any manufacturer in the world

Kitchen modifications

See many material and design options for improving the safety and accessibility of your kitchen. Modifications can include expanding clearance around door frames to allow walker or wheelchair access. A shallow sink to minimize bending over. Rounded edges on countertops and shelves to minimize bumps and bruising. And many others.

Custom cabinets

Lowering cabinets in the kitchen and bathroom is a common age-in-place solution. Pull-out steps and pull-down shelves are popular. Pull drawers are better than doors. Take advantage of OakWood’s exclusive production line inside Cabico Manufacturing to get an affordable cabinet solution made to measure for your kitchen. Choose from over 100 durable finishes, many different door styles, configurations, and material options. Whatever you want, nothing is standard.

Anti-slip flooring

For optimal safety we often recommend non-slip vinyl. Carpeting is also a great anti-slip material but harder to keep clean. Our Design consultants can help you balance design appeal with safety to choose the best flooring option.

Smart Lighting

Keeping rooms, especially kitchens and bathrooms bright and well lite helps prevent accidents. Reduce fall risk with motion sensing lights that automatically light up a dark room, stairs, closets and other places. Night lights, track lighting and many other options turn a potentially dangerous room into a bright, safe place.

Senior Friendly Appliances

Our Design Consultants can discuss appliances with many built in safety features that make them ideal for seniors. Microwaves with conventional turn dials rather than push buttons. Automatic shut off ranges. Induction cooktops. Well lite refrigerators and many other safety features. OakWood enjoys special pricing through appliance partners to give you a one stop solution.

This list barely scratches the surface of possibilities for your kitchen renovation.

Schedule a consult and tour of the Design Centre to see hundreds of options.

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