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 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
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