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Aging in Place/Universal Design

Better Search, Better Access for Your Next Home

The addition of 12 new search criteria to the Northwest Multiple Listing Service (NWMLS) makes it easier for buyers to look for a new home.   While these changes may not seem like a big deal, they’re pretty exciting, especially for those living with physical challenges who are looking for a new home that accommodates their…

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Remodeling Toward a More “Universal Design”

Have you heard the term, “Universal Design”? Beyond “accessibility” thinking…and designing. ​ Also known as a “barrier-free design”, this kind of home design thinking (and remodeling) will actually increase the ease of use for people of all ages. What’s included in Universal Design? They are elements that can hide in plain sight to anyone in…

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Could a Remodel Make Daily Activities Easier as You Age?

There’s no place like home. This is especially true for people who have spent many years in one house – raising families and creating a rich history of memories within its walls and with the surrounding neighborhood. As we age, however, we often face mobility and health issues.  What was once a comfortable and safe…

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Remodeling Strategies For Aging Homeowners

​At my remodeling company, Pathway, when we work with clients who would like to explore Aging in Place options, we start by enlisting the services of an Occupational Therapist or OT. OTs are licensed health professionals who understand the health and disability issues people face over a lifetime and how to match the abilities of…

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