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  • 19
    Sep

    The Sandwich Generation Discovers In-Law Suites

    Millions of Americans today are calling themselves the Sandwich Generation — sandwiched between caring for both their children and aging parents. They are generally in their 40s and 50s, still working, and meeting the tough demands of a multi-generational caregiver. This generation has gotten the message that perhaps our parents should not go to a […]

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  • 10
    Jul

    An Old Idea Is New Again: In-law Multigenerational Living

    It’s called In-Law Multigenerational Living. Before World War II it was the way Americans lived. According to Census records in 1940, about one-quarter of the U.S. population lived with three or more generations in one home. After WWII everything changed. American families lived under one roof, with parents and their young children. Suburban living was […]

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  • 14
    Jun

    Glickman: Helping your father age in place

    Remember childproofing your home? Protecting toddlers with gates, outlet guards, and safety latches. Well today it’s time to protect you. America is in the midst of an age boom. Amazingly, those us at age 50 are expected to live longer than any previous generation. And there’s no better place to live than your own home. […]

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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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  • 24
    Jan

    Design with the Future in Mind

    Exterior Before: The original home’s exterior lacked the curb appeal the homeowners desired. Exterior After: The new dormers give a completely fresh and updated look to this home’s exterior. Exterior Before: The backyard contained ample room to expand the footprint of the home. Exterior After: The new addition allows for more living space in the [...]

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  • 17
    Jan

    Tips for Creating an In-Law Suite

    It’s always a good idea to start thinking about the future of your parents and in-laws, and even your own, now, rather than when you really need to. In-law suites can be ideal for relatives who want to keep their privacy and maintain some independence while also feeling included in the rest of the household. [...]

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    06
    Dec

    Creating Space for an In-Law Suite

    While in-law suites can be customized to meet your needs, a typical space consists of a private living area within a home with a full bathroom, full or partial kitchen and a door that separates it from the rest of the house. Oftentimes in-law suites even have their own entrance. But what are some options for [...]

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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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    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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  • Kitchen Renovation
    21
    Apr

    Creating a Lifelong Home

    Many of us love the idea of staying in our homes as we age. But what does this really mean? A few simple updates can make a big difference in the comfort and safety of our homes as we get older. And can often be great for resale purposes as well. First Floor Master Suite. [...]

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