What is Universal Design?

Universal design is about creating a home for everyone, regardless of age, size, or ability. Universal design features and products make a home safer and more comfortable for a wide range of people. And, as the name implies, universal design fits everyone and every lifestyle including: Universal design is about creating great living spaces for: […]

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Aging in Place

A column from Nation’s Building News , an online weekly publication of the National Association of Home Builders. By Dan Bawden, May 30, 2003 According to the AARP, more and more senior home owners are deciding to remain in their homes and age-in-place rather than seek assisted living. To do this they need to modify […]

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Declaration of Independence

Embracing Aging-in-Place Home Design can keep you living comfortably at home for years to come. With a little foresight, a lot of common sense, and only a modest budget bump, a growing number of homeowners are dramatically improving the odds that they’ll be able to stay in their homes well into their golden years. That’s […]

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What do Realtors, Contractors and Seniors Have in Common?

When my 81 year old mother-in-law Elsie moved to join us here in Houston recently, she bought a small home that needed changes to make the place safe and livable.  The bathroom had a tub that was hard to get in and out of.  Installing attractive grab bars on the walls and on the tub […]

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Finding the Right Residential Elevator

Elevators have come along way just in the last five years, due to rising consumer demand for them.  As we grow older, climbing up and down stairs becomes a wearisome and even a hazardous task. Installing an elevator can make the difference between if you can continue living in your home as you get older, […]

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