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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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  • 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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  • russglickman.com
    19
    Jul

    Announcing the Launch of RussGlickman.com!

    We are excited to announce the launch of RussGlickman.com. Russ, President of Glickman Design Build, is one of the nations most recognized experts in the areas of home accessibility remodeling solutions, aging-in-place, wheelchair access home modifications, residential elevators, and universal design for multiple generations. With decades of specialization in these areas, Russ Glickman has helped [...]

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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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  • 03
    Jan

    Did You Know That Glickman Provides Expert Witness Services?

    In addition to home design and remodeling, Glickman Design Build founder, Russ Glickman, has vast experience performing home accessibility expert witness work for attorneys and their clients dealing with personal injury claims. Russ is delighted to represent defense attorneys or plaintiff attorneys alike. His focus is on creating homes that are both safe and comfortable.

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  • Relaxing lower level retreat living room
    06
    Dec

    An Elegant Yet Relaxing Lower Level Retreat

    Could you use more space in your home? You may not need to look any further than your lower level. This Gaithersburg, MD home is a perfect example of how to dramatically increase a home’s living space without touching the existing footprint. The homeowners, empty nesters with children and grandchildren that visit often, wanted to [...]

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  • Bathroom Renovation
    02
    Jul

    Top 5 things to Consider When Designing an Accessible Bathroom for Wheelchair Users

    1. Bathing: shower and tub accessibility Using a rolling shower seat or fixed shower seat in the shower can accommodate some users. Shower seat should be a height of 17” to 19”. A small stool or plastic chair can allow the bather to sit while taking a shower and can be removed for users who [...]

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  • 02
    Jul

    Staying in the Home You Love

    Love your home and neighborhood, but have simply outgrown your space? This is actually a very common situation. It could be that you are expecting a new baby, or you are now working from home and need office space, or possibly have older relatives moving in so that they can be close to you but [...]

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