Tag Archives : CAPS

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

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

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

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?

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...

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 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...

Remodeling trends for 2015

As you probably are well aware, the baby boom generation is driving many purchasing trends, and as that generation is now at or near retirement, their effect on the housing and remodeling industry 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...

Stylish safety in the bath

Have you ever felt a little nervous stepping onto the wet shower floor? Sturdy and stylish assist bars are available to provide a greater level of safety for you and your guests. More companies are 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...

What is the value of remodeling?

Topping the annual ROI list in 2014 has been, surprisingly, a new steel front door; up to as much as 96.6 percent return on investment when the home is sold. A less expensive option if your front read more...

Wheelchair accessible baths and kitchens

Where can you go to find qualified remodelers for barrier free kitchens and baths? Recommendations from friends are great, but if that is not an option for you, NAHB, the National Association of 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...

Baby boomers and remodeling

AARP surveys indicate that almost 90% of those over 50 want to stay in their homes indefinitely. In light of that trend, AARP and NAHB (National Association of Home Builders) have developed the 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...

New Aging-In-Place Certification

   DyLon McClary of Rose Construction, Inc. recently became one of the select group of professionals nationwide to earn the Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) designation, identifying him read more...