All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Remodeling’

  • Accessible Bathroom Remodeling

    The 3 Building Blocks to an Accessible Bathroom

    None of us plans to become handicapped and unable to use bathroom facilities comfortably. However, aging, accidents and illnesses occur to you or a loved one. At that point, it makes sense to remodel your bathroom to accommodate the needs of any individual living in …

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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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  • 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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    Aging In Place Certification

    Aging in place is the ability for someone to continue to live in their home as they age no matter what their income or ability level is. Most adults would rather age in place than move to another home which could possibly be an institution …

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  • House Designs And Floor Plans

    How to Build a Mother-in-Law Suite

    Mother in-law suites are usually generated from three major types of remodeling, the basement remodel, the garage conversion and the suite addition. These are the most widely used plans. No matter which one of these projects you choose, you need to ask these question and …

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  • Home remodeling: lead paint mold and asbestos

    Home Renovation Hidden Dangers

    With the continued housing slump across the nation, many families are choosing to build on additions or renovate their old homes instead of taking on the financial burden of a newer, costlier dwelling. While many of these projects can be taken on by the home …

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  • Renovate Garage Space Into Living Space

    In this economy, spacious living quarters that are also affordable can be hard to come by. Many individuals have decided to use their garage space as an additional room by transforming it into a living space. This article will discuss some important aspects to keep …

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  • Basement Remodeling Ideas

    Your basement is a part of the house you have neglected for too long. It does not need to be a dark, uninviting room useful only for laundry and storing boxes of things you haven’t looked at in decades. Your basement can become a perfectly …

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  • Professional Advice for Elderly Home Care Remodeling & New Construction

    Project Type If you are planning to  build an addition, you may want to consider finishing out your existing garage and building a new garage. The cost of building a new garage is far less (in some cases 1/2 as much) than adding additional new living space. For a …

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  • Elder Care Cost Comparison

    Every day more and more baby boomers are finding themselves wondering how best to care for aging parents. Is there an alternative to nursing homes, assisted living or inviting the in-law to stay in the spare bedroom? Below you will find some average costs to …

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  • Enjoying Universal Design For The Shower

    Accessible homes designed for aging in place must have at least one bathroom with a wheel chair accessible shower. The minimum dimensions are 3’6” by 5’-0”. These measurements are compatible to standard bathtub dimensions. More and more residential builders are taking advantage of the desirability …

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    Wheelchair Ramps Part 2 – Design

    This post is part 2 of the Wheelchair Ramp Series. Be sure to read part 1 to learn more about the main components of a properly constructed wheelchair ramp – Wheelchair Ramps Part 1 – Overview and Part 3 – Wheelchair Ramps Part 3 – Aesthetics and …

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  • Wheelchair Ramp

    Universal Home Design For Mother In-Law Suites

    If you are remodeling space for in-law suite or building a new home with the goal of aging in place there is one phrase that can make the difference of a successful project or poor result. The phrase is “Universal Design”. Universal Design: What is …

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