Tile With a Smile has been a Salem Oregon Tile contractor since 1995. We have experienced a huge increase in the last 10 years or so in tub to shower conversions as well as curbless, or zero threshold shower installations. Looking at the statistics helps us to understand why we are seeing this increase.
Salem Oregon is turning gray
A newly released U.S. Census Bureau reports that in Oregon those who are 65 years and older grew by 18 percent from July 2010 and July 2014. United States as a whole only saw an increase of 14.2 percent. This is thought to be due to Oregon receiving some national attention as a retirement destination.
For Salem this means there are a lot of people all going through a similar situation at the same time. Thousand’s are receiving their AARP invitation’s, trying to figure out how to age well, and for many, how to age in place. Aging in place is something we are hearing more and more about. Many older Oregonians want to get their homes set up so that they can stay put rather than go into a nursing home. Modifying the home means wider hallways, a modified kitchen lay out, a roll in shower, all of these things could make the difference in staying home rather than going to a nursing home.
Leading the way for aging baby boomers is our famous golden pioneer – he made his way to the top of the capitol building in 1938. That makes him 80 years old in 2018.
Salem Oregon Tile Contractors leading the way in Salem
Are you considering a tub to tile conversion, or adding a zero threshold shower keep this in mind. For the first time ever it may increase your properties value to switch a bath to a shower. Real estate agents recommend having at least one bath in your home but it doesn’t even need to be in the master anymore. People just aren’t taking as many baths anymore.
Call Salem Oregon tile installation contractor Tile With A Smile to see if your bathroom could be switched to a modern, spacious new shower.
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