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Pre-Storm Precautions

Pre-Storm Precautions

When preparing for a severe rainstorm, be prepared! Use this checklist to minimize your home’s exposure. Instituting the following precautions, before, during and after a severe rainstorm, windstorm, tornado or hurricane, can help mitigate the severity of the damage as … Continue reading

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How Can Seniors Find Reputable Contractors?

How Can Seniors Find Reputable Contractors?

As Americans live longer than ever, some will find it difficult to stay in their beloved homes. Steep stairs or a slippery shower can pose dangers, and standard houses are not wheelchair accessible. With 78 million baby boomers about to … Continue reading

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8 Things to Consider Before Remodeling to Age in Place

8 Things to Consider Before Remodeling to Age in Place

By Louis Tenenbaum Over my two decades of helping people accommodate their homes to age in place, I’ve come up with a list of eight fundamentals to consider before undertaking any major projects. As you’ll note, there are no universal right … Continue reading

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Top Nine Features of an “Age-In-Place” Home

Top Nine Features of an “Age-In-Place” Home

A master bedroom and bath on the first floor. A low or n0-threshold entrance to the home with an overhang. Lever-style door handles. No change in levels on the main floor. Bright lighting in all areas, especially places like stairways. … Continue reading

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Home Improvement Issues Unique To Seniors

Home Improvement Issues Unique To Seniors

Seniors deal with two issues unique to their population when undertaking home improvement or repair. Here’s what they are, and how to deal with them. THE ISSUES: (1) Seniors are targeted by scammers in larger numbers than other populations. (2) … Continue reading

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Who are the Baby Boomers?

Who are the Baby Boomers?

Many misconceptions surround the marketing viability of today’s older adults. For example, did you know that: Myth: Older adults don’t spend money online Fact: Boomers outspend younger adults online 2:1 on a per-capita basis. – Forrester Research Below are a few more … Continue reading

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The Rise In Aging-In-Place Technology

The Rise In Aging-In-Place Technology

Did you know that the US population of residents 65 and older will grow 36 percent over the next decade? That’s more than four times the rate of the general population. To accommodate this growing segment of senior homeowners, new … Continue reading

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Happy Father’s Day To My Dad

Happy Father’s Day To My Dad

My father has been my role model, mentor and best friend for the past 47 years. I credit his sage advice for many of the blessings in my life including a happy marriage, wonderful children and yes, my successful business. … Continue reading

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 Here are the resources to tap and ideas to use to convert a design philosophy into profitable work Source:  Remodeling Magazine In your remodeling company you’re likely already doing projects with Universal Design aspects–installing varied height countertop, designing zero-threshold entries. … Continue reading

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