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What Is Aging-in-Place Design, & Why Is It Important?

  You may have heard the term “aging-in-place design” or “universal design” when researching remodeling companies, but can’t quite put your finger on what exactly it is. You know it has something to do with designing homes with seniors in mind, but you’re not sure what qualifies as “aging-in-place design.” We’ve got the answers to all your questions about universal design and why it’s important:   What Is Aging-in-Place Design? Aging-in-place design is a theory of home design that keeps the challenges and needs of older people in mind when making decisions about things such as entryways, stairs, and lighting….

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Choosing the Right Flooring for Your Kitchen: Exploring the 4 Major Types

  Remodeling your kitchen means you have to make a lot of choices. What cabinets you want and where they should go, whether you want a double sink or a single one, and if you want to spring for those stainless steel appliances or not. A choice that’s crucial to the look and function of your kitchen is what type of flooring you’ll install. There are 4 major types of flooring found in most kitchens: hardwood, ceramic, laminate, and vinyl. We’ll explore each type to help you make the best decision when choosing your new kitchen floor:   Hardwood This…

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Senior-Friendly Basement Remodeling Tips

Preparing for mom or dad to move in with you can take a lot of work. You want to make sure they are happy, comfortable, and, most importantly, safe. For many people, the basement is the only available spot for a parent to move into. But what if your basement isn’t exactly senior-friendly? Don’t worry – there are some solutions and tips you can use during your basement remodel to make it a great in-law suite! ADA Compliance Following the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) guidelines is a great place to start if you’re not sure how to make your…

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Aging in Place with Grace and Style

We at Adroit Design Remodeling have many years of experience working with aging in place renovations. We are also keenly aware that most homeowners who have reached the point of discussing aging in place design want the changes in their home to be as subtle as possible. We always do our very best to select products that will blend nicely with our client’s existing home and style. We’ve included a recent example of an aging in place renovation that Adroit Design Remodeling completed in McLean, Virginia. Our client, who owns a lovely 1950’s split-level home, needed to add a bathroom…

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11 Ideas for Your Basement Remodel

Remodeling your basement is a big project full of possibilities. So many possibilities you may not even know where to start! The first step in figuring out what to do with your basement is looking at your lifestyle and what your needs are. With that in mind, you can start brainstorming all of the different ways you can use your basement! Still stuck? Here are some ideas we’ve put together to get you started toward a fun and useful basement. Home Bar Hosting parties just got a lot more fun. Adding a home bar to your basement gives you a…

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5 Easy Ways to Get a Spa-Inspired Bathroom

Relaxation can be hard to achieve at home. You often are bombarded with distractions, be it children, pets, housework, or something else. How often do you wish you could just have an escape within your own house? Surprisingly, this dream isn’t too hard to accomplish! Here are 5 guidelines you can follow to make your very own bathroom feel like a stress-free spa: Choose Your Aesthetic Most spas choose to go with either an earth-based tone or a modern feel. Pick how you want your bathroom to feel, and stick with it. If you choose earthy, consider using green and…

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5 Tips for a Stress-Free Remodeling Project

You’ve heard the remodeling horror stories: Your friend’s cousin’s neighbor had to live with no main-floor flooring or a gutted master bathroom for six months. Your boss’s uncle’s best friend’s kitchen remodel went over budget by thousands of dollars, and he didn’t know it until the final bill came in the mail. While there is some truth to some aspects of some of these stories, that’s by no means something you should expect. If you take some proactive steps, your remodeling project may even be a pleasant experience! 5 Tips for a Stress-Free Remodeling Project: Maintain a Routine Ask your…

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7 Challenges Facing Your Basement Remodel

Are you running out of space in the upper levels of your house? Wish you had an extra room? You just might have some potential untapped square footage if your home has an unfinished basement. Remodeling or finishing a basement can be an extremely difficult process, but if you know what issues to look for early you can avoid headaches before they begin! Moisture Issues If you have significant moisture, you may not even be able to finish your basement. But keep in mind, this only applies for major moisture issues! If the issue is minor, you can have it…

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5 Small Changes That Make a Big Impact in Your Kitchen

Bored with your kitchen? Remodeling is a big investment and some people, though ready for change, may not be able to afford an all-out renovation. Luckily, there are a few small changes you can make in your kitchen that will make a big design impact!   Crown Molding Crown molding is a secret weapon of designers to class up any space. Use crown molding on your ceiling to create height, and utilize it on your cabinets to add a touch of elegance and sophistication. Whatever style you choose, it will make your kitchen look put together and professional.    …

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In-Law Suite Basement Remodel in Frederick, Maryland

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We’re thrilled to announce Adroit Design Remodeling recently completed another basement remodel in Frederick, Maryland! Check out the details of the project below: Latest Basement Remodel in Frederick, Maryland This client sought Adroit Design Remodeling’s services for a basement remodel to accommodate a family member who was going to move in soon. Our goal was to create an “in-law suite” living area in the unfinished basement. The scope of the remodel included the design and production of: One Bedroom Large Recreation Room Three closets Cabinets with a bar sink in the recreation room Small hallway kitchenette This project needed to…

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