Tag Archives : ADA

The Bathroom – a space for personal health and well-being

In every station of the bathroom there is a conscious effort to improve access, ease of use and healthy living. The toilet has been upgraded to a much more functional and pleasant fixture. Comfort read more...
The Bathroom – a space for personal health and well-being

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

Favorite bathroom upgrades

A glass shower door lends a luxurious look to any bathroom, but the reason for installing one might just be about more than looks. A curbless shower has no ledge or lip to step over to enter the read more...
Favorite bathroom upgrades

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

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

Bathrooms should be both stylish and functional

We all love walking into a well-laid out bathroom with thoughtfully designed tile, lav, shower and maybe a roomy tub. However, to truly love a bathroom, all plumbing fixtures should be read more...
Bathrooms should be both stylish and functional

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

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

Safety in the shower

Vertical, sliding shower wand bars are not designed as grab bars - for a sliding bar that you can trust to keep you from falling, you need an actual vertically mounted grab bar. They are a sturdier read more...
Safety in the shower

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!

Bathroom update ideas

Bathrooms suffer from a lot of exposure to moisture, and so require repair or updating more frequently than most parts of the house. When it is time for you to start planning your next bathroom read more...
Bathroom update ideas

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.

What is the most dangerous room in the house?

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, every year about 235,000 people over age 15 end up in the emergency room because of injuries suffered in the bathroom, and almost 14 read more...
What is the most dangerous room in the house?

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

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...

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...