A Home for a Lifetime

Filed in Awards, Remodeling by on July 16, 2014 0 Comments

What do a screened porch and a sink that lowers and raises have in common? Both helped make a house a home for a lifetime.

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Larry Taff, CAPS, of TZ of Madison, Inc. in Madison, Wis., won in the Major Space remodel category.

To make a split-level home functional for a family member returning from a nursing home, Larry Taff, CAPS, of TZ of Madison, Inc. in Madison, Wis., added a single-level screened porch and deck with an open floor plan for a view of the yard.

This Homes for Life award, major space remodel category winning home allowed Taff’s clients to maintain their outdoor access even with impaired mobility.

The main living space was moved to the same level and a bathroom was created off of that room to complete the award-winning addition.

July 25 is the deadline to enter the 2014 Homes for Life awards. This awards program honors excellence in aging in place remodeling by Certified Aging-in-Place Specialists (CAPS). The CAPS designation program teaches the technical, business management, and customer service skills essential to competing in the fastest growing segment of the residential remodeling industry: home modifications for the aging-in-place.

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Single space category winner by Monarcha Marcet, CAPS, of Adventure in Building, Inc. in Orlando.

Dinnertime was transformed for a multi-generational household, including an adult child with a wheelchair by the Homes for Life award, single space remodel category winner.

Monarcha Marcet, CAPS, of Adventure in Building, Inc. in Orlando, opened the kitchen floor plan and installed the sink and cooktop on lifts so that the whole family can now work in the kitchen at the same time.

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