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Doors

Lever handles make it much easier to open a door.  Next time you finish a messy outdoor project, think about what you have to do to get inside and clean up quickly.  The round door knob on your back door stands between you and your kitchen sink. You can't turn that knob with your hands covered...

Bathtubs

The bath is among the top targets in home renovations, and for several good reasons. An up-to-date, functional bath adds to home value, provides high return on investment when you sell, and extends the years you can enjoy a home if you’re planning to age in place.

The downsides of tackling a...

Bathroom Lighting

Keeping seniors safe at home has become a top priority for millions of Americans and their elderly loved ones.  According to a recent survey by the American Association of Retired People (AARP), most seniors want to remain in their own homes as long as possible as they grow older.  But this...

Buying or Selling a Home

If you're considering the purchase of a vacation home, take steps to ensure that your choice offers low-maintenance enjoyment throughout the year. Start by determining whether the vacation home will be used exclusively by your family or spend most of its days as an investment property rented...

Exterior Remodeling

According to the National Aging in Place Council, an overwhelming majority of Americans want to age in place, the term used to describe homeowners who want to remain in their current homes for as long as possible. In fact, by 2030, Americans 65 and older will make up 20 percent of the...

Bathroom Floors

Millions of people every year are injured from falls at home that could have been prevented.  Nearly six thousand are killed.  That makes falls at home the leading cause of home injury and injury-related death in the U.S.  That’s pretty scary.  What's even scarier is that only a quarter of...