Tag Archives : Certified Aging in Place Specialist

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

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

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 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!

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

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?

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...