What in the World is Universal Design? You may have heard that Baby Boomers, for the most part, have a strong desire to stay in their own homes for as long as possible as they age. Incorporating the features of "Universal Design" into a remodeling project will make this possible, broadening a home's accessibility, usability
Home additions have always been a great, cost effective way to correct a home's shortcomings: expanding a crowded kitchen, increasing the number of bedrooms or bathrooms to what's currently needed, creating a home office, or enlarging a den. Now, however, more and more homeowners are adding on to homes that already seem to have everything.
If your current home no longer meets your needs and you feel you need a change, you have three basic options: move, remodel or build. You can move to a new home, remodel your current home, or build a new custom home in your neighborhood or in a new location. There are a great many
If you are considering a remodel this year, you may have to think about more than just your spouse/partner and children. You might also be thinking about your parents, grandparents, or in-laws. You might even be planning a remodel because these extended family members need to move in with you. If so, you are joining
Universal home design 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. The concept is all about creating an attractive, stylish space that everyone (regardless of age, size, or ability) can live in or visit. A home that
If you’re like the majority of Americans over the age of 45, you want to continue living in a familiar environment throughout your maturing years. According to AARP, many older homeowners would prefer to age-in-place, which means to live in their home safely, independently, and comfortably, regardless of age or physical ability level. But is