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  • Senior Living 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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  • Home renovation
    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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  • kitchen renovations, Thinking About Your Remodel
    24
    Feb

    When Thinking About Your Remodel, Think Long-Term

    By: Russ Glickman When I meet with a new client about their home remodel, I can feel the excitement in the air. After all, our homes are our oasis and personalizing them to fit our needs only enhances our enjoyment. When thinking about a remodel, I always encourage homeowners to consider not only today’s needs […]

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  • Home Elevator
    05
    Jan

    The NEW face is home: Aging in Place

    The old face of aging was institutionalization.  The NEW face is home. Due to a growing trend called “Aging in Place,” more people in retirement are staying in the comfort of their own homes by making important, personalized modifications – and at Glickman Design Build (GDB), this is one of our specialties. Recently, GDB completed […]

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  • Home Modification Expert Witness Services, Russ Glickman
    22
    Dec

    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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  • Bathroom Renovation
    30
    Nov

    What is an “Adaptable” Home?

    Is the prospect of an aging parent living in your home at some point a real possibility? Maybe you are thinking long-term toward your future needs and want to make your home livable both now and down the road. Or possibly you have regular visitors to your home who have a mobility issue or injury […]

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  • Home Modification Expert Witness Services, Russ Glickman
    14
    Jul

    Home Modification Expert Witness Work and What This Means to You

    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 called upon regularly by some of the most prestigious law firms in the area including: Jack Olender and Associates, Regan Zambri […]

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  • living-in-place accessible in law suite bathroom
    31
    May

    What living-in-place means for today’s baby boomers

    Ninety percent of older Americans would prefer to live in their own home as they age, according to AARP. The strong desire to remain in one’s own home can generally be attributed to place attachment, or a deep connection to home. Contemplating the idea of packing up and moving somewhere new can pose a huge […]

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  • high-end kitchen Renovation by Glickman
    21
    Apr

    A Kitchen for the Generations

    This late 80’s Vienna, Virginia kitchen was in much need of some TLC. The builder grade kitchen was dated and in poor shape. A few must have’s–the homeowners wanted to leverage the island more by making it larger and adding eating space for quick meals on the go. In addition to the kitchen, the homeowners […]

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  • Universal Design and Accessibility
    20
    Aug

    Russ talks about Universal Design and Accessibility at the MS Society program

    Glickman Design Build Founder, Master Certified Remodeler, Universal Design Certified Professional and Certified Aging in Place Specialist, Russ Glickman recently spoke at a Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Home Modifications Program event at the MS Society in Virginia. Russ, along with Occupational Therapist and also a Certified Aging in Place Specialist, Tori Goldhammer, discussed strategies for living […]

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