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.
Can today’s playroom become tomorrow’s master suite? Can a home office become a private suite for in-laws? Yes, with a “think ahead" approach that can double the value of home additions. Home additions are a great way to enjoy the extra room you need today. But with a “think ahead” addition, you also enjoy living
As your family members start to grow older, it may become necessary to think about what their living arrangements will be for the future. You may find yourself thinking, “Would it be possible to have them live with me?” In this age of technology and modern medicine, people are living longer and are having a
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, multi-generational households have become more and more prevalent in the United States, having risen nearly 30% between 2000 and 2010. Things such as lost retirement nest eggs, longer lifespans, and the cost of assisted living have all contributed to this rise in shared-living. In a recent AARP survey of