Tag Archives : ADA

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...

Are you a Baby Boomer?

What does that mean if you are planning on remodeling part of your home? Remodeling magazine has some interesting articles on this topic - it must mean there are a lot "boomers" out 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...

Helping aging parents stay safe at home

Serious injuries from falling are an occupational hazard for many older persons. The National Institute for Health and the CDC say that more than one in three people age 65 or older will suffer from read more...

Should you include “Aging-in-Place” design in your remodel?

Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies published a report this month titled "Housing America's older adults - meeting the needs of an aging population".  It is interesting from several read more...

Accessibility features becoming more important to homeowners

In recent years households have been moving toward more flexible uses of space. This includes an open space layout, often with informal family space integrated into kitchen space. Informality in home read more...

Whatcom County Aging in Place Bath Design

Bathrooms are the most hazardous room in the house! Small spaces, wet floors and hard surfaces can make it dangerous for those with balance problems, low vision and just inaccessible to read more...

Universal Design (UD), or Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS)

If a bad accident, illness, or mobility issues due to aging should happen to you or a loved one, would you have to move out of your home? Most existing homes are not designed for mobility impaired read more...

Remodeling Solutions for Aging and Accessiblity

If you or a loved one is having a difficult time staying in their own home, but wishes to remain independent, what can you do? CAPS (Certified Aging in Place Specialist), and Universal Design were read more...