Top Universal Design Features for Aging-In-Place

Research shows: 68% of Baby Boomers feel independent in their homes; 61% of homeowners over 55 plan to stay in their homes; but 80% of them think Universal Design renovations are necessary. See the top features for aging-in-place.

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High-End Gym Replaces Showers with High-End Maintenance-Free Solutions

See why Healthquest and their architect selected Bestbath™ showers to complement their high-end locker room remodel.

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Contemporary Style & Universal Design Come Together in Luxury Apartments

Cobalt Apartments provide beauty and accessibility with contemporary shower pans. Read why this architect firm chose Bestbath™ as their partner in this project.

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Universal Design in the Bathroom

Universal Design is all about making the physical world function better for everyone. Often including ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) and ANSI (American Nation Standards Institute) compliant products, it certainly isn’t limited by government regulations. In this Ebook primer, we’ll share some of what we’ve learned about Universal Design over the years.

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Know the Codes: 14 Key Code Issues for the Accessible Bathroom

Be in the know about bathroom accessibility for people of all abilities with this summary key of ADA specifications that can impact accessibility.

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Smart Bathrooms - How Material Science and Technology Are Advancing Bathroom Design (Print Course)

Well-designed bathrooms with high-quality materials and smart technology provide numerous advantages for users, whether in luxury residences or commercial buildings. This course will discuss high-quality, innovative bathroom products and their advantages, including occupant well-being, safety, accessibility, sustainability and increased home values. The course will also cover the four activity areas in the bathroom in relation to material science, technological advancements and smart design.

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Aging in Place: Implications for Remodeling

The dramatic aging of the U.S. population in coming decades is expected to have important implications for the home remodeling industry. Of the over 25 million households age 65 and over today, the Joint Center estimates that 44 percent have some need for home accessibility features due to disability or difficulty using components of the home, such as kitchen or bathroom facilities.

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AARP: Home Fit Guide

The AARP HomeFit Guide was created to help people stay in the home they love by turning where they live into a “lifelong home,” suitable for themselves and anyone in their household. The guide offers solutions that range from simple do-it-yourself fixes to improvements that require skilled expertise.

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Great Expectations: Remodelers Adjust To Meet Demands of a Younger, More Connected Clientele

Today’s homeowners are better informed about remodeling than ever before, in part due to TV remodeling shows and researching product information online. While all this information has created a more informed customer, it has also accounted for a shift in how remodelers rethink their client communication skills.

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Design Trends: Market Influences on Product Design

Design influences come from everywhere—fashion runways, trade magazines, smart technology, the sustainability movement, and the media. Adaptability, also known as universal design, is showing up in products that allow people of all abilities to use them. In bathrooms, adaptability features show up in spa-like showers without the potential tripping hazard of a curb, integral shower seats and towel bars that do double duty as supports. All of these features are finding their way into residential bathrooms because they provide extra utility, as well as beauty.

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