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  • 10
    Oct

    Accessibility. The ability to live a better life

    Suddenly everyday movements we take for granted become a significant challenge. Going from the couch to get a glass of water is now an ordeal. Getting in and out of the tub a difficult journey. This is the life of someone in a wheelchair or suffering from limited mobility. It can happen to all of […]

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  • 09
    Oct

    The Future of Inclusive Design

    GRAY talks to three pioneering individuals who are changing both the way we approach design and who can approach it. BY RACHEL GALLAHER NOVEMBER 27, 2018 Portraits by Nate Watters LAST FEBRUARY, I TOOK A TUMBLE WHILE SKIING AND TORE A MUSCLE IN MY LEFT CALF. It wasn’t anything major, but it put me on crutches for a […]

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  • 07
    Jun

    Get In and Out Easily – Accessibility Home Design

    “It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.”J.R.R. Tolkien Your front door is a first impression, a gateway to and from the world. As we age however, going through that gateway gets […]

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  • Aging in Place
    16
    May

    The Ultimate Guide to Aging in Place

    Wow, who would have thought the Woodstock generation would actually get old. Life happens. Unfortunately, our homes are actually aging faster than we are. When you bought your home those high ceilings, circular stairways step and-up entrance was inviting. But now, the home’s steep steps and narrow doorways are becoming problems. Suddenly things that you […]

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  • Family Laughing at Dinner Table
    09
    May

    The Perfect Plan for Mother In-Law Suites

    Remember the Waltons? A popular TV show in the 70’s, the Walton’s showed us how wonderful multi-generational living could be. Well that was TV and fantasy. At that time families largely were two-generational, with parents and minor-age children under one roof. But now times have changed. People are living longer. But for older people getting […]

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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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  • 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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  • Accessible shower
    26
    Oct

    An Accessible Bath – In a Condo Floorplan

    Glickman Design Improves Safety and Comfort Dream Goals It was all about making a safe and accessible master bathroom with beautiful design elements for this Arlington, VA condo owner. Being a walker and wheelchair user, space and ease of mobility were top priorities. The existing bathroom had a large tub and a shower with a [...]

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  • 09
    Jul

    On the Expert Witness Front

    Things sure are hopping on the expert witness front. Russ has been busy working with area attorneys to help their clients with cases that allow them to transform their homes into livable, comfortable spaces regardless of mobility or other physical challenges resulting from an accident or other situation. We are pleased to report several recent [...]

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  • 05
    Mar

    Home Elevators are for Every One!

    This rendering of a 3-story elevator addition in Rockville, MD illustrates how the new elevator shaft was designed to seamlessly integrate with the exterior of the home. Think home elevators are just a dream? Think again! Home elevators can actually work in almost any home. Glickman Design Build is currently designing and building a 3-story [...]

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