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  • 05
    Mar

    Home Elevators are for Every One!

    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 home elevator for this Rockville, MD couple. These empty nesters have lived in their 2300 square foot three-bedroom, 2-car garage split level home since 1992. They want […]

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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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  • kitchen renovations
    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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  • Exterior Ramp
    12
    Jan

    Aging in Place: A Challenges and Solutions Checklist

    There are many solutions and remedies to assist with Aging in Place. Check out our list and learn how you can stay safe and comfortable in your home. The Difficulty: Poor Balance and Coordination Solutions: Walk-in shower with a seat Rounded counter edges Grab bars near the bath and toilet Stairway handrails The Difficulty: Hearing […]

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  • 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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  • Accessible Bathroom Shower Remodel
    22
    Dec

    Creating a “Suite-Life”: The Growing Popularity of In-Law Suites

    As the number of multi-generational households continues to rise, in-law suites provide the perfect living space for an aging parent or other relative. They offer all of the independence of living alone but with the luxury of having loved ones nearby. In-law suites typically include: a bedroom, bathroom, living area, and kitchenette and usually have […]

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  • 30
    Nov

    Meet Rebecca Glickman, Physical TherapistNAHB Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS)

    Rebecca plays an integral role on the Glickman team by providing advice to clients with mobility needs on a variety of issues. Rebecca Glickman applies her physical therapy and in-home care expertise to bring a unique perspective to helping assess appropriate home modifications that allow individuals to live in their homes both safely and comfortably. […]

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  • Bathroom Renovation
    28
    Oct

    The Changing Face of Senior Living– Common Universal Design Modifications

    With a growing emphasis on aging-in-place, more people will consider modifying their existing home as an alternative to moving to senior living communities. Therefore, universal design, or enhancements that work for everyone, in any situation, will become more prevalent. Go to https://www.glickmandesignbuild.com/home-modifications/universal-designaging-in-place/ to see popular universal design modifications.  

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