Category Archives: Aging In Place

How to Install Bathroom Grab Bars

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How to Install Bathroom Grab Bars bathroom grab bars ~ Design Build Planners (4)Bathroom grab bars are great to install near your bath or in your shower in order to prevent you from that freak slide that might just cause a bruise, or heaven forbid, worse. However, if such bars aren’t installed properly, the injuries might result in a trip to the hospital. Below are a few easy steps for you to ensure that your grab bar doesn’t slip right off the wall. It’s quick, easy and it won’t cost you an arm and a leg. Continue reading

Why You Should Be Thinking About Aging-In-Place Remodeling

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Level entry shower system from Design Build Planners New JerseyOne of the reasons that home remodeling is on the rise is that baby boomers are retiring at an accelerating rate and more of them are choosing to stay in their homes for a longer period of time. Historically, homeowners over the age of 55 account for about 30% of home improvement spending. However, due to recent trends, they now account for nearly 50% of all home improvement spending. Continue reading