Tag: aging-in-place

How to Design Homes for Today’s Aging Population

Filed in 55+ Housing, Design, IBS, Remodeling by on February 14, 2020 2 Comments
How to Design Homes for Today’s Aging Population

Recent data show that very few homes incorporate the necessary accessibility features for older adults to age in place. So what can the home-building industry do to help increase the supply of necessary housing, not only for this demographic but future generations as well?

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3 Ways to Learn More About Aging in Place and Universal Design at IBS

Filed in 55+ Housing, Design, IBS, Remodeling by on January 15, 2020 0 Comments
3 Ways to Learn More About Aging in Place and Universal Design at IBS

As baby boomers — the most lucrative generation — continue to reach retirement age, interest in universal design and aging-in-place continues to grow. The 2020 International Builders’ Show (IBS) offers ample opportunities to not only learn more about each concept, but also the distinction between the two. Attendees at this year’s show can select from a variety of sessions to get a better understanding of what these design concepts entail.

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No Enthusiasm Curb for Curbless Showers

Filed in Design, Remodeling by on May 29, 2019 3 Comments
No Enthusiasm Curb for Curbless Showers

When it comes to the most sought-after aging-in-place projects, bathrooms dominate the top spot. In a recent NAHB survey of remodelers, more than eight out of 10 reported that installing grab bars (89%), higher toilets (85%) and curbless showers (82%) were the most common aging-in-place projects.

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Free Webinar: What Makes a ‘Home for Life?’

Filed in Design, Education, Remodeling by on March 20, 2018 0 Comments
Free Webinar: What Makes a ‘Home for Life?’

In the free webinar Design Highlights from the 2017 Homes for Life Single-Space Category Winner, 2-3 p.m. ET on Wednesday, March 28, you’ll get the winners’ latest tips on incorporating aging-in-place and universal design features into your next project.

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Arizona, Louisiana Aging-in-Place Specialists Honored

Filed in Awards, Remodeling by on January 30, 2018 0 Comments
Arizona, Louisiana Aging-in-Place Specialists Honored

NAHB Remodelers recently honored the winners of its annual Homes for Life awards, recognizing excellent remodeling work for aging-in-place and universal design by Certified Aging-in-Place Specialists.

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5 Ways to Get Competitive with CAPS

Filed in Education, Remodeling by on August 8, 2017 0 Comments
5 Ways to Get Competitive with CAPS

The term universal design has been traced back to the late 1970s, when, according to a timeline from Professional Builder magazine, architect Ron Mace coined the term. This 70’s invention turned into an NAHB educational designation focusing on retrofitting existing homes. It’s not exactly a “secret” weapon if more than 3,000 builders and remodelers across the country are […]

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CAPS: For Many, More than a Course

Filed in 55+ Housing, Business Management, Design, Education by on January 29, 2016 0 Comments
CAPS: For Many, More than a Course

Often it’s important to know why to build something, not just how. That’s certainly true among remodelers and others who take the three-day Certified Aging in Place Specialist course, which not only opens the doors for professionals to enter this growing niche but also opens eyes.

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Demand for Home Health Technology on the Rise

Filed in 55+ Housing, Design, Remodeling, Technology by on January 5, 2016 0 Comments
Demand for Home Health Technology on the Rise

As boomers retire, builders and remodelers should expect a rise in demand for home health technology.

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Aging In Place: Trend, Necessity or Both?

Filed in 55+ Housing, Design, IBS, Remodeling by on December 30, 2015 2 Comments
Aging In Place: Trend, Necessity or Both?

Millions of Americans are aging, creating increased demand for aging-in-place home modifications. The latest innovations in home remodeling to address this segment of the industry will be featured during select tours at the International Builders’ Show.

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NAHB Remodelers Bestows Homes for Life Awards for Excellence in Aging-in-Place Remodeling

Filed in Design, Remodeling by on December 10, 2014 0 Comments
NAHB Remodelers Bestows Homes for Life Awards for Excellence in Aging-in-Place Remodeling

NAHB Remodelers recently announced the winners of its annual Homes for Life awards, recognizing excellent remodeling work for aging-in-place and universal design.

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