When Healthquest, an upscale gym in Flemington, N.J., started remodeling its locker rooms, the company had specific requirements in mind: The new showers needed to not only complement the high-end design of the fitness center, but also be low maintenance with no water penetration issues in grout and tile areas. Problems with previous products leaking water had left the Healthquest owner wanting a better solution. John Mannino, Associate AIA, project manager and architect for Cerminara Architect, turned to Bestbath™ to fulfill his clients’ needs.
HomeAdvisor, in partnership with the Lending Club, offers home improvement loans to cover the expenses of modifying your home.
Other sources of funding include:
Federal Income Tax Deductions (From IRS Publication 502) You can include the medical expenses amounts you pay for special equipment installed in a home, or for improvements, if their main purpose is medical care for you, your spouse, or your dependent. The cost of permanent improvements that increase the value of your property may be partly included as a medical expense. The cost of the improvement is reduced by the increase in the value of your property. The difference is a medical expense. If the value of your property is not increased by the improvement, the entire cost is included as a medical expense.
This January, on his 59th birthday, Robert Criner's house burned down.
While planning the rebuild, he thought about what elements would make life easier for him and his wife as they get older. Like many baby boomers who remodel, he wants an attractive house that doesn't scream "old people live here," while knowing that he will someday need some accommodation, as his 94-year-old father does now.
Luckily, many of the features that allow you to age in place can benefit people of any age who live in the home. Universal design is the term used most often to describe such features.