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Seniors

  • Aging in Place
    16
    May

    The Glickman 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 Glickman Way to 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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  • 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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  • 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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