Tag Archives: Home Maintenance Tips

Aging In Place: What Bath Design Solutions Work for Seniors

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.

Bath Remodeling: Adding the Wellness Principle

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 […]

Aging In Place Step 3: Maintenance, Cleanliness, Safety

Maintenence is one the the most important tasks you should do on a schedule – why not make it out in advance of when certain inspections or tasks should be scheduled. Things like range hood filters should be taken down cleaned annually. Buy  replace your existing batteries in the smoke alarms. Make your bathroom kitchen maintenance-friendly easy […]

Aging In Place Step 1: Entering+Exiting your Home

At the top of the list for people wanting to Age in Place is to prepare for the future – a future that may include difficulty climbing a flight of steps, negotiating home entries with several steps of the same color, or possibly even needing to use a wheel chair. Seniors fear Nursing Homes more than they […]

Aging In Place: Not a Fad!

Just in case you thought this Aging In Place thing was a ‘fad’ …. thought I would again share with you the Definition of AIP as well as the stats facts about how contractors builders are being encouraged to change by the NAHB to build according to Universal Design principles. Following info is from the […]

HOME MAINTENANCE TIP: Get Out of the Gutter!

Hasn’t it been a rainy spring? Here in Nor Cal, we generally don’t get any rain after February or March, but we are nearing the end of May, the rains keep coming. Don’t let a little rain or fog prevent you from doing a small task that will save you a lot of money in […]

Aging In Place: Successful Aging Excerpt from "Seeking Alpha" Stock Market Analysis Website

Following is some very interesting research data from both the NAHB (National Association of Homebuilders) NARI (National Association of the Remodeling Industry) reported by both Seeking Alpha then picked up by Dar + Company as research information for their energy investments. This is a serious market to watch! “The National Association of Homebuilders has created a […]

Home Safety Tips: Holiday Hints

The winter holidays are a time for celebration, that means more cooking, home decorating, entertaining, an increased risk of fire accidents. While you may be familiar with some of these tips, we recommend that you check these guidelines to help make your holiday season safer  more enjoyable. Unattended cooking is the leading cause of home […]

Aging At Home extends lifespan, quality of life, per Forbes article.

I thought this was a great piece of news to share with you about how Aging At Home really does improve quality of life, supports what I have been saying for years, the better equipped your home is to support you, the healthier you are the longer you can live in your own home! Home-Based […]

Clean + Green: Economic Stimulus Saves You Money!

On February 17th, 2009, the President signed into law the American Recovery Reinvestment Act of 2009 which contains great benefits for the American homeowner.” How the Economic Stimulus Plan Helps Homeowners  Los Angeles, Calif. (PRWEB) February 18, 2009 — On February 17th, 2009, the President signed into law the American Recovery Reinvestment Act of 2009 […]