5 Essential Senior Bathroom Renovations

5 Essential Senior Bathroom Renovations

5 Essential Senior Bathroom Renovations Almost 100% of older Canadians surveyed said they want to continue to live independently in their own homes. For seniors, achieving this level of independence is certainly possible, however it often requires the renovation or modification of current living spaces, such as bathrooms. Bathrooms can be a particularly hazardous area for people of all ages, but especially older adults living at home. These rooms tend to be tighter spaces with slippery surfaces, hard elements and sharp edges. According to a recent report from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 234,000 people aged 15

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Top Factors to Consider When Designing an Accessible Bathroom

wheelchair accessible bathroom

Top Factors to Consider When Designing an Accessible Bathroom When it comes to designing a living space that is both welcoming and personalized, every homeowner’s needs and wants will be different. Some may be interested in creating a more spacious kitchen where they can entertain family and friends, while others might want a custom basement development where years of laughter and movie nights will take place. Even though these versions of “home” might look different from one another, the concept of designing a space where you can feel comfortable, safe, and confident is something they all have in common. For

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How to Proactively Age in Place in Calgary, Alberta

5 Essential Senior Bathroom Renovations

How to Proactively Age in Place in Calgary, Alberta As we age, it’s no secret that our abilities may change and present us with challenges. Those challenges can be amplified when you’re living in a home that wasn’t designed with the future in mind should limitations present themselves. Truthfully, a properly planned and designed ‘Forever Home’ that implements Universal Design will simply feel great to live in. To Age in Place successfully, the key is to start with Professionals that understand nobody wants a home that looks or feels medicinal or institutional in any way. But rather; we all want

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Designing Your Forever Home in Calgary, Alberta!

Modular Dining Room

Designing Your Forever Home in Calgary, Alberta! What is a Forever Home? Often, the first home you purchase isn’t meant to last a lifetime. This is where the term Starter Home comes from. Starter Homes are supposed to be just that, a starting point. In fact, to meet the various needs of changing life stages, you’ll probably own more than one home. As you age, your family grows, and your needs change, you will eventually be faced with a decision to either renovate and turn your current space into a Forever Home, or sell and try to find the exact

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Creating Homes For Life Seminar Saturday February 25th, 2011

Plans for the fantastic Creating Homes For Life Seminar on Saturday February 25th, 2011 are well underway! We hope you can join us for this event and find out how you can comfortably live in your home for LIFE! Calgary’s Top Industry Specialists will show you how you can renovate or build your custom dream home without compromising your nest egg!  As well, this informative event will provide solutions for those of you looking to increase the value of their real estate and investment portfolios and hear exciting options for land and property holdings. Even in this economy your home is

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Pinnacle Group to Participate in RenoMark’s™ Annual Renovation Tour

The 2011 Fall RenoMark™ Renovation Tour is slated for Saturday, October 1st between 11:00am and 5:00pm! This annual event provides prospective renovation clients a chance to tour a number of completed projects by various Renovators throughout the city. Calgary Renovators participating in this popular event must be members of the Canadian Home Builders Association as well as RenoMark™ members; by virtue of these two memberships, comes the opportunity to participate in the Reno Tour. Pinnacle Group, a founding member of RenoMark™, has been an active participant in the Reno Tour for the past 6 years. Each year we open up

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Our Aging Baby-Boomer Population is a growing Tsunami…are we ready?

“With today’s aging population, professionals who specialize in healthy aging play a more important role than ever before. Aging-in-place is a concept that supports the choice of older adults to remain living in their preferred environment for as long as possible even if circumstances change. Physical environment, social and psychological support, and community resources affect aging-in-place. While the concept is increasingly gaining attention, services and supports to assist older adults to age-in-place continue to grow.” Mount Royal University, Studies in Aging Paul Klassen is an active member of Mount Royal University’s S.A.G.E. Committee, and has been involved in forward-thinking group discussions

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Paul Klassen Joins Mount Royal University Advisory Committee For The Study Of Aging In Place

Being that I myself am a member of the Baby Boomer generation (defined by those of us born between 1946 and 1964!) and having spent over the past 2 decades immersed in the renovation industry, I am extremely passionate about providing creative renovation solutions for those that wish to stay in their homes longer. For many of us, our homes resonate with life’s many memories; it is where we began our life together as a couple, built our careers and raised our family. It is no surprise that this happens to be one of the primary demographics we serve in

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