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  • 05
    Mar

    Mobility Design: Spaces To Lift Spirits

    Homeownership lies at the very heart of the American dream. But in many communities, the homes we love are just not that inviting anymore. We want to stay, but as we age, every day has become ever more burdensome. We cannot get up the stairs, it’s difficult to open doors, our bathrooms aren’t safe, even […]

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  • 27
    Feb

    Universal Design: A Home Well Lived

    What is Universal Design? Simply, Universal Design is a practical approach that calls for products and environments to be equitable and accessible to all, regardless of age, size, or ability. On an emotional level, Universal Design follows very naturally from the most basic ideals: Opportunity for comfort and access for all. In millions of lives, […]

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    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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  • 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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  • Universal Design Remodeled Bathroom
    15
    Jan

    Usable, Accessible, and Universal Design: What’s the Difference?

    Most people are familiar with the word design. In fact, we base many of our decisions on design. When things look good we are tempted to choose them over the things that are more useful. But it actually is possible to combine great design with function. Here are three practices that do just that. Usable […]

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  • 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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  • Connection Newspapers
    18
    Aug

    A Wheelchair Accessible Bathroom with Beauty and Function All in One

    Glickman Design Build was recently featured in the Potomac Almanac and Connection Newspapers in an article entitled “Function Meats Beauty” about a recently completed bathroom remodel in a Northern Virginia condominium. Click the link to read more http://www.connectionnewspapers.com/news/2015/aug/11/function-meets-beauty/  

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  • 07
    Aug

    An Accessible Design Bath on a Very Short Timeline

    This award-winning bathroom remodel/renovation was truly unique. The client has ALS, a progressive neurodegenerative disease, and therefore needed to convert a basically brand new 18th floor condominium bathroom into an accessible bathroom. Returning from Florida to the DC area in less than a month, the modifications had to be done extremely quickly. The client was away for the duration of […]

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  • Elevator Addition in McLean, VA
    06
    Aug

    Luxury and Convenience for this Complex 4-story, 4-stop Elevator Addition in McLean, Virginia

    This complicated elevator addition proved to be too challenging for many contractors, but a perfect fit for the experienced team of Glickman Design Build. Four other contractors were called but could not find a good solution for this 4-story Northern Virginia home. One company proposed a 4-stop elevator addition plan that cost more and would […]

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  • Exterior Ramp for a Child
    05
    Aug

    Glickman Design Build Honored for their Design/Build Work as NARI 2014 CotY Winner!

    The National Association of the Remodeling Industry, Metro DC Chapter named Glickman Design Build a 2014 Contractor of the Year (CotY) in the Residential Universal Design and Residential Bath $30,000-$60,000 categories of its annual awards competition. Check out the impact the remodels had on these families. The objective of the Residential Universal Design project was […]

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