Tag Archives : Universal Design

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

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 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!

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!

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

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...

Universal Design and your kitchen

Most of us sometimes wish we could just get to that pan easier . . . or hurt our back lifting the big blender out of the cabinet to make those holiday cookies. You don't have to be mobility impaired 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...

Universal design for the home

What is it? Universal design refers to a broad range of ideas meant to produce buildings, products and environments that are inherently accessible to older people, people without disabilities and read more...

Home Remodeling trends for 2015

Like Carnac the Magnificent of Old, we here present you with knowledge of the future you could not know on your own. Home Remodeling trends expected for 2015, taken from many sources in the 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...

Universal Design – What is it?

Universal Design (UD) is the design of products and environments to be usable by all people, to the greatest extent possible, without the need for adaptation or specialized design. You might think of 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...