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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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  • Exterior Accessibility Ramp
    16
    Oct

    An Accessible Exterior and Bathroom Renovation

    The objective of this exterior face-lift and bathroom renovation was to help a 5-year old boy in a wheelchair obtain easier access when going to and from his house and help him to have more independence with daily activities such as EXTERIOR AFTER showering and brushing his teeth. In order to accomplish this, the homeowners [...]

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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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  • Bathroom Sink Remodel
    03
    Aug

    A Spa-Like Retreat Right at Home – Woodstock, MD

    Goals & Objectives Located in Woodstock Md, the goal of this bathroom remodel was to transform this aging, traditionally-styled space into a contemporary, spa-like room. The owner wanted the bathroom to be a place of tranquility and relaxation as he set upon his daily routine. The scope of work included pulling and replacing everything in the bathroom. Design While the [...]

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  • 08
    Jul

    Seiff Project

    The goal of this remodel was to allow our clients five year old boy, LJ, to be as independent as possible. LJ has Cerebral Palsy and is in a wheelchair. A quick overview of the work done included widening two doorways, one being exterior leading to the new ramp and expanding the bathroom into an existing [...]

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  • 01
    Jul

    The Home Renovation Blog

    "Congratulations to Glickman Design Build. This is who you should call if you want to renovate your home. They took our extremely average house and introduced universal design principles so that our house works wonderfully for us and it looks amazing." ~ Janice Shack-Marquez via LinkedIn regarding Blog on Glickman Design Build becoming a valuable member [...]

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  • 17
    Jun

    Using Creativity to Design the Perfect Master Bedroom Suite

    These Reston, VA homeowners longed for a new master bedroom suite. Their second floor contained two awkwardly-shaped rooms that they wanted to redesign.  When talking to several different designers the advice was always the same; build an addition on to the back of the house. This, however, was an expensive option that the homeowners were [...]

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  • 20
    May

    Creating Accessible Homes

    Entrances, bathrooms and kitchens create logistical and aesthetic challenges. Retrofitting homes to provide ease and comfort for the disabled takes more than simply meeting accessibility standards. "You have to listen to your clients," says Robin Burrill, a co-owner of Curb Appeal Renovations in Fort Worth, Texas. Curb Appeal recently renovated a home for a wheelchair-bound [...]

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  • 15
    Apr

    The Accessible Home – It’s Not Just for Wheelchair Users Anymore – Blog Talk Radio

    The Mary and Melissa Show - radio Interview with Russell Glickman and others. Here is the link to the actual interview: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/themaryandmelissashow/2014/03/12/the-accessible-home--its-not-just-for-wheelchair-users-anymore "There is no reason why our homes and places of work shouldn't be built and designed for all people to use and enjoy.  We are joined by Russell Glickman, Founder and Owner of [...]

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  • 07
    Apr

    New lower level in-law suite works for owners as primary living space

    How can you tell when an in-law suite is outperforming the usual requirements? Well, for starters, when the owners themselves decide to occupy the new accommodation as their primary living space. Such was the recent choice of the Saads, two seniors who started investigating options for retrofitting their three-level home when Mrs Saad transitioned from [...]

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