There are millions of Americans either at or approaching senior age, and an increasing trend among such individuals is a desire to remain in their homes as they get older. This is known in many circles as “aging in place,” and it’s a process both seniors and their family members/caregivers can prepare for in a […]
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In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some basic differences between hardwood and softwood kitchen cabinets. Mostly speaking to the kinds of trees used to source the material, but also referring to several specific qualities of the wood itself, these are two important designations you should know about if you’re thinking […]
If you’ve decided to go with wood materials for your kitchen cabinet needs, you’ve made a great choice — but your selection process also isn’t finished yet. There will be a few other important areas where you need to make choices, and one of these will be between whether you prefer hardwood or softwood materials […]
Seniors see living in their own home as the only option for a happy life. Even if they are wheelchair bound, or suffering from other maladies that would benefit greatly from some simple grab bar hrail additions, to a walk in shower, possibly even a stair chair.
Last night I attended our Nor Cal NKBA (National Kitchen + Bath Association) monthly meeting, up at the beautiful showroom DJ Mehler, hosted by the always-elegant Doris Mehler. The talk by Henry Brunelle, President, Bain Ultra, was brief showed off some extremely high end solutions for creating a spa like experience in the bath. The […]
We’re not getting younger. How silly would it be if I had a surgery found myself a prisoner, not being able to use my own bathroom? That is EXACTLY what happened to me a year after we moved into the house we built ourselves. We had wide doors hallways, a barrier free shower with a […]
This particular community of thought leaders only considered group housing or building new, Universal Design Green Concept developments, assisted living centers, etc. What interested me was that they did not acknowledge the reality that many people will NOT be moving from their own home, for personal, or in today’s economy, economic, reasons.