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  • 30
    Apr

    Aging In Place/Multi- Generational Living

    People are living longer, healthier lives. There have been many advances in medicine, in exercise, and in technology that have added more years and more life to our lives. As we age, our homes have aging issues too. Many homes are out of date, their kitchens are old, the bathrooms are not as safe and […]

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  • Accessible Bathroom Renovation
    30
    Apr

    The Mobility Movement

    So much of what we love about our homes lies beyond its walls: Our neighbors, our community, the beautiful grass and trees that surround. Unfortunately, as we age, our home’s walls start closing in. We can’t get around as easily as before. Kitchen islands feel like obstacles. Stairs become marathons. Even our entrance way morphs […]

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  • Family Photo
    19
    Mar

    Remodeling: Rebuilding Dreams

    Once upon a time, you found the house of your dreams. Now that dream has become smaller, confined and dated. The windows leak. The pipes are getting old and rusting. You need to paint or redo the siding. Do you go or do you stay? Unfortunately changing your address may just be substituting one set [...]

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  • 12
    Mar

    Move Without Moving

    Things change. But we can change things. Like the home you bought, perfect for when you moved in but then changes happened. Perhaps you now need an extra bedroom. That den needs to become an office. The porch would be better and more energy efficient as a sunroom. What to do? Two choices: Move or [...]

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  • 05
    Mar

    Mobility Design: Spaces To Lift Spirits

    Homeownership lies at the very heart of the American dream. But in many communities, the homes we love are just not that inviting anymore. We want to stay, but as we age, every day has become ever more burdensome. We cannot get up the stairs, it’s difficult to open doors, our bathrooms aren’t safe, even [...]

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  • 27
    Feb

    Universal Design: A Home Well Lived

    What is Universal Design? Simply, Universal Design is a practical approach that calls for products and environments to be equitable and accessible to all, regardless of age, size, or ability. On an emotional level, Universal Design follows very naturally from the most basic ideals: Opportunity for comfort and access for all. In millions of lives, [...]

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  • In-law Suite Addition
    16
    Jan

    What to Look for in an In-Law Suite Addition

    Over the years, society has gone through regular changes. There was a time when multiple generations lived under one roof, so the ages in the home could range from babies to seniors. As people moved to the suburbs and families became more nuclear, this changed. However, the trend is re-emerging as people move their aging [...]

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  • Outdoor Lift
    03
    Jan

    A Stair Lift Changes A Young Boy’s Life

    Making The Perfect Home Margy Dunn and her family were thrilled when they moved into their single-family home in Arlington, VA from the townhouse they had been living in. It meant more space, less stairs to manage and easier access around the house. But it still needed a few modifications to make the home perfect [...]

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  • Outdoor Remodel
    03
    Jan

    A 3-Story Elevator Addition and So Much More

    Project adds convenience, light & living space A Seamless Addition: The three-level addition looks just like an original part of the house. Inside, it offers access to all three levels and also provides natural light and access to a new outdoor living area. A Perfect Solution for Active Homeowners These Rockville, Maryland empty nesters are [...]

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  • 28
    Dec

    Preparing for a Whole House Remodel in the New Year?

    Maybe you’ve been thinking about this for years and now it’s finally time to get started. Or perhaps you just moved into a new home where you love the neighborhood and lot but knew that you would be doing major renovations before moving in to make the house perfect for you and your family. Either [...]

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