Seven adults living in a long-term assisted living facility now have the opportunity to improve their daily living skills through cooking, thanks to a kitchen renovation recently completed by NVBIA’s Custom Builders Council (CBC) and Builder Captain Touchstone Custom Homes.
The $50,000 project centered on completely renovating the circa 1970s kitchen—including new cabinets, appliances, tile floor and granite countertops—but also encompassed adding cabinetry in the dining room for storage; redesigning the on-site staff office to maximize useable space and add storage; updating the electrical system; upgrading the water heater to better fit the size of the house; and landscaping the property for better curb appeal.
Community Residences Program Manager Cherie Harris explained that because the house was built in 1924 and it had been decades since the last kitchen update, it was a sorely needed change that would make a world of difference for the residents.
Community Residences seeks to have every aspect of their residents’ daily lives to be positive and therapeutic, she explained, and the kitchen now gives them the ability to organize and prepare a full meal, as well as improve their nutrition and recipe skills.
“Each of our seven residents cooks once a week for everyone, and they all sit down together like one big family,” she added. “This kitchen makes a direct impact on their recovery and helps expedite their transition.”
“We’re committed to paying it forward and helping the community,” said Clint Woodson, managing partner of Touchstone Custom Homes. “Giving back is a large part of what we do. It’s not all about making money.”
Touchstone Custom Homes is a member of NVBIA’s Custom Builder Council (CBC). The CBC, made up of about 30 builder companies, hopes to participate in two HomeAid projects per year as part of their community service efforts.