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Making a home age-friendly is a growing trend


Deciding to leave the home you love is not an easy decision to make. Especially if you love the neighborhood, the neighbors and the memories built within your home’s walls. While some decide it’s time to downsize and let others worry about lawns and snow-covered walkways, others choose to age in place. Aging in place means you can stay in your home comfortably and safely, now and in the future. This often requires the expertise of a home remodeler.

The National Association of Homebuilders estimates that over 70 percent of homeowners doing a remodeling project are planning for the future needs of themselves or their parents. The trend i...

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October 24, 2010 (CHICAGO) (WLS) — This is the time of the year when the City of Chicago is taking applications for its home modification program that helps Chicagoans with disabilities live independently.
Whether you own or rent a home, the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities has been able to make accessible interior and exterior modifications.
Artessa Mitchell’s bathroom was modified this summer through the HomeMod Program.
Bryon Hanson, contractor from Independent Living Solution, was hired to do Artessa’s bathroom.
“Before, there was a 30-inch door, which is very tight for someone who’s in a wheelchair,” said Hanson.
“Initially, there wa...

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