Category : Aging-in-place

The top trends in bathroom remodeling

Who wouldn't want a larger bathroom with walk-in shower? It seems to be the most popular bath remodel project that clients ask for in recent years. Increasing the size of the bathroom allows space read more...
The top trends in bathroom remodeling

Grab bars and your bathroom

When we are healthy and have no problems getting around, we don't usually think about what would we need the world to be like if we had mobility issues? We don't have to wait until we are 80 to read more...
Grab bars and your bathroom

Home remodeling trends in 2018

This is all over the internet - home remodeling trends this year.  Here is a list for you to start on your own research. Do these match your own goals for updating your home? Remodeling for read more...
Home remodeling trends in 2018

Main reasons for modifying bathroom for aging in place

The same modifications for aging in place are appropriate for anyone who has had surgery, pregnant women (sometimes the balance is off . . . ), a broken leg, and other injuries. What are the read more...
Main reasons for modifying bathroom for aging in place

How to make kitchen cabinets functional

Every kitchen has cabinets, but not every kitchen has useful cabinets. Think about it; how many pans do you have to sort through to get the one you want? Is the bowl you need to make cookies in the read more...
How to make kitchen cabinets functional

Aging in place

It's no secret that the population of people over 65 in the United States is increasing. Most of them would like to remain in their home as long as possible - who wouldn't? Living in your own home read more...
Aging in place

Remodeling to accommodate an injury

If you are way too young to worry about the infirmities of older age, think about what problems you would have at home if you broke your leg while snowboarding or biking in our Whatcom County outdoor read more...
Remodeling to accommodate an injury

Aging in place kitchen!

Typically, we think of bathrooms as the part of the house that most needs upgrading to be user-friendly to those with mobility issues or other age-related issues. However, the kitchen can really read more...
Aging in place kitchen!

Aging in place and the bathroom

You don't have to be "elderly" to love the features that professionals recommend for seniors. Too many homeowners wait until an elderly relative comes to live with them, or a spouse comes home from a read more...
Aging in place and the bathroom

Curbless showers are versatile & beautiful!

Curbless showers are popular both because of their ability to provide a clean design and meet aging-in-place and Universal Design requirements. Without a step into the shower, there is no read more...
Curbless showers are versatile & beautiful!

Combine beauty and safety in your next bath remodel

These are not contradictory goals! Manufacturers in recent years have been aware of the need for safety features in the modern bath and have been designing and producing products to that add read more...
Combine beauty and safety in your next bath remodel

Seniors are opting to age-in-place

What does that mean, and who says so? All the studies are showing that seniors are preferring to stay in their homes as long as possible, instead of moving to retirement homes. If you love your read more...
Seniors are opting to age-in-place

If you or a loved one plan on aging in place . . . here are a few things you should know.

There should be a bathroom on the main floor. A bathroom located where the senior spends most of their time means they can avoid using the stairs. Bathrooms should be large enough to read more...
If you or a loved one plan on aging in place . . . here are a few things you should know.

Join the trend – make your home barrier-free

Why should you care? What is it? It's not what homeowners looking to upgrade their homes usually think about - until they need it, that is. Other names for barrier-free are Universal Design, and read more...
Join the trend – make your home barrier-free

Is your bathroom dark, poorly laid out, dated and small?

Then you need, no you deserve, a bath remodel! Old fashioned bathrooms may have gigantic whirlpool tubs taking up space, paired up with cramped, dark showers. Studies have shown that most read more...
Is your bathroom dark, poorly laid out, dated and small?

Universal Design for your home

Age really has nothing to do with adding grab bars and designing your home to accommodate a wheelchair. The most active homeowner can break a leg skiing, or have some other accident. When read more...
Universal Design for your home

Aging in place for home remodelers

  Bellingham is a popular city for active retirees, with our close proximity to sea and mountains. But what happens when physical challenges make it hard to get around the house? One popular read more...

What’s popular in home improvement for spring 2016?

Open up the home; you don't have to expand the footprint of your home to give it more of that "open" feel. Many are choosing to have a wall removed and having a more functional layout designed, to read more...

How to remodel your bathroom for an elderly family member

Have grab bars installed, to reduce the risk of falls and assist your senior with mobility issues or balance problems. Typical locations are near the toilet, tub and shower. Note that in senior read more...

What changes to your home will make it accessible?

You just got a call to bring your loved one home from an assisted living facility. You panic, knowing they cannot get around your home as it is. What to do? We get calls like this fairly often; read more...

Small details of bathroom remodels are important

If you have a great marble countertop on your new lav and a spectacular tiled shower, you still might be unhappy with your bath remodel if every time you try to turn off the faucet your fingers slip read more...

Remodeling with accessibility in mind

Homeowners over the age of 55 make a large percentage of those having remodel work done on their homes. Many older homeowners wish to remain in their home rather than move out as they age. This read more...

Universal design for the home

What is it? Universal design refers to a broad range of ideas meant to produce buildings, products and environments that are inherently accessible to older people, people without disabilities and read more...

Bathroom safety can be stylish

ADA, Universal Design and Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) are all terms and designations describing design for accessibility for all. If you still think designing a bathroom for read more...

Bathroom Safety

It isn't just for seniors or those with physical challenges. Safety is important for all of us, and especially with the slippery surfaces in the bath. The good news is, you can get safety fixtures read more...