Category : Aging-in-place

What is important in updating your home?

There are major renovations, such as an addition, or a new bathroom, but short of those major projects, there are many things that every homeowner should consider having done. Some projects will read more...
What is important in updating your home?

Every home can benefit from these accessories

Keeping older or physically challenged adults safe and independent in their own homes has become a top priority in recent years. Since the kitchen and the bathroom are the two places where a great read more...
Every home can benefit from these accessories

Why have a curbless shower built?

A curbless shower is a great feature for giving your bathroom a sleek, streamlined look, but its benefits go beyond appearances. You've likely heard the term "aging in place." It means designing ways read more...
Why have a curbless shower built?

Adding Universal Design features to your bath remodel

Universal Design refers to features that make a room or entire home accessible to all. Accessibility issues can refer to poor eyesight, arthritic hands, unstable walking (such as needing a walker), read more...
Adding Universal Design features to your bath remodel

Is designing for aging in place right for you?

When planning your next bath remodel project, what might you want to add into the design that is not strictly typical for a bathroom? Todays bathroom designs usually include some aging in place read more...
Is designing for aging in place right for you?

How to modify your home for someone with physical disabilities

While is is easy to think that a physical disability is something that only happens to someone else, the truth is that disability can occur to anyone at any age. Many times people find that their read more...
How to modify your home for someone with physical disabilities

Should you upgrade bathroom to accommodate mobility issues?

You should include accessibility options even if you do not plan on staying in your home through the rest of your life. An active family member can have to deal with a broken leg, anyone can have read more...
Should you upgrade bathroom to accommodate mobility issues?

Remodeling for yourself – or for resale value?

If you plan on staying your home as long as possible, then the probability is, you are remodeling to please yourself - which is a good thing! Many websites recommend considering how possible buyers read more...
Remodeling for yourself – or for resale value?

How to make a home safe for all ages.

Do you find yourself contemplating possibly moving your aging parents into your home? And then wondering how they will negotiate the stairs, or the narrow door into the bathroom? There is a trend read more...
How to make a home safe for all ages.

Safety features for your bathroom remodel

Many of us have suffered through recuperating from a broken leg or seriously sprained leg or ankle. How was that for getting a shower? Not very easy or even safe, I bet. There are lots of read more...
Safety features for your bathroom remodel

Easy-access bathrooms

Everyone likes a shower that is easy to get into, use and exit; you don't have to have mobility issues to appreciate their ease of use. The popular low-threshold showers of today have a spa-like feel read more...
Easy-access bathrooms

Remodel your home with the future in mind

What future? Your future! Most of us remodel our homes, sooner or later. Often, this is done because surfaces are showing wear, and things just don't work like they used to. Faucets may drip, read more...
Remodel your home with the future in mind

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.