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Seniors

  • 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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  • 06
    Jul

    Smart Home Technology for Seniors

    As more of us are aging in our homes, adding ease and convenience to our everyday lives has becomes increasingly more important. The good news is that so called “smart devices” are no longer a “nice to have” but have really become the norm.  From smart doorbells, to smart light switches to automatic medication dispensers, [...]

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Age in Place
    30
    Sep

    Aging-in-Place: What Today’s Trends Mean for 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. Place attachment describes a special bond between people and specific places. Many older adults have [...]

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