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    The Bathroom: The Most Dangerous Room in the Home for the Elderly

    As Americans begin to enter their later years, many have a strong desire to stay in their homes rather than transition to an assisted living or nursing facility. However, it’s important for family members to help ensure that the home is a safe place for …

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  • Inheriting a Home

    Inherited A Home, Now What?

    Inheriting a home may be one of the most emotional and confusing ways in which you acquire real estate. Whether you have lost a loved one or your family member is still living yet unable to live independently, you now have another residence to consider …

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    Transgenerational Home Design

    Over the years, society goes through regular changes. There was a time when multiple generations lived under one roof, so the ages in the home could range from young babies up to senior citizens enjoying their twilight years. As people moved to the suburbs and …

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  • Sustainable Home Design

    Sustainable Design for Mother in Law Suites

    You’ve decided that you want to add an addition to your home by building a mother law in suite on your property. What exactly is a mother in law suite? Essentially, it is just another smaller living space on your property that is usually detached …

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  • Growing Mother in law suite trend

    Mother In Law Suites: A Growing Trend Among Baby Boomers

    Adding a Mother in-law suite is a rapidly growing trend in the US specifically among baby boomers. This trend has caught the attention of many national news sources such as USA Today, MSN, and Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate. The trend is steadily increasing …

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  • Hight adjustable kitchen sink with push button rasing and lowering

    Accessible Kitchen Sinks

    When designing a handicapped kitchen for a mother in-law suite or even simply for universal design, one of the biggest challenges is the sink. Most sinks feature a base that is as deep as the counter, and that limits wheelchair access. They may also be …

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    Accessible Appliances And Universal Design

    Your body changes over the years, and your ability to access items will also change. A young child cannot reach items that set back on the kitchen counter, but healthy adults have no problem reaching items throughout the kitchen. As you age, your ability to …

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  • How to design and build a mother in apartment

    How To Build A Mother In Law Apartment

    At a time when many people want to care for their parents and in-laws in their own homes, the idea of turning part of their living quarters into a stylish apartment for say your mother in-law is catching on across America. For instance, an AARP …

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  • Bathroom Design For Mother In Law Suites

    Mother In Law Suite Bathroom Design

    If you have moved an aging parent in with your family, then you will want to make sure he or she is comfortable. With a mother-in-law bathroom as part of his or her suite, you can be confident that your loved one will be both …

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  • Kitchen Design For Mother In Law Appartments

    Mother In Law Apartment Kitchen Design

    When you are designing an in-law suite, you may want to include a kitchen area. This allows your aging parent to still enjoy some autonomy and independence while ensuring that you are still close enough to help if needed. The importance of taking care of …

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    Bed Rails for Seniors

    Generally speaking, growing older brings about a decreased level of mobility and an increased need for assistance in everyday tasks. For seniors, this is especially the case when it comes to getting in and out of bed. Bed rails can make this once effortless task …

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    How To Find The Best Senior Homecare Products

    Making the decision to build a mother in law suite in order to care for your aging parent is a very personal choice. It is essential to have the right information and resources to help you get educated and equipped with the best products for …

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  • What Are Floor Plans

    What Are Floor Plans?

    A floor plan is a line drawing of a building’s interior layout, outlining each area and basic features such as doorways, closets, rooms, windows, and lighting fixtures. Floor plans are drawn to scale and can be very simple or highly detailed. They give the exact …

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  • Granny Flat Floor Plans

    What Is A Granny Flat?

    A granny flat is an established secondary residence on a single resident property. This will allow separate living quarters for a family’s in-laws, nanny, or this space may be rented out for extra income. A granny flat is also commonly referred to as an “Mother …

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  • How to install grab bars in the bathrooom

    How To Install Grab Bars In The Bathroom

    Bathrooms, because of wet floors, tight quarters, and numerous hard surfaces and corners, can be quite the injurious location for a senior citizen. With decreased balance and mobility comes increased risk for slips and falls; fortunately, we can counter this risk and install some peace …

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  • How To Read Floor Plans

    How To Read Floor Plans

    When it’s time to build, remodel, or add on to your home, you may review floor plans for several different styles. Knowing how to properly read floor plans will help you choose the right design for you needs whether it might be just a need …

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