aging in place: How to Keep Deer From Destroying Your Yard and Garden in Washington DC, Bethesda, Chevy Chase (Part 2) - 08/09/11 12:28 PM
How to Keep Deer From Destroying Your Yard and Garden in Washington DC, Bethesda, Chevy Chase (Part 2)
It’s no surprise that deer around this area love to indulge in our abundant gardens and landscaping; clearing out our favorite plants and destroying all of the time and effort we’ve put into our outdoor living environments.
In part 1 of this series, we noted how important a short-term plan could be to eradicating deer from your property. This included using plants and flowers that deer tend to ignore, rather than the ones they seem to favor.
 The next step in achieving a … (0 comments)

aging in place: How to Keep Deer From Destroying Your Yard and Garden in Washington DC, Bethesda, Chevy Chase (Part 1) - 08/09/11 12:20 PM
How to Keep Deer From Destroying Your Yard and Garden in Washington DC, Bethesda, Chevy Chase  (Part 1)
If you’ve been a homeowner in this area (DC, MD, VA) for more than a few years, you’ve probably seen your fair share of deer in the yard. (the picture on the left was taken in Washington DC, in my backyard, about 10 min. drive from the White House).
Pretty as they may be, these creatures can do (and may have already done) significant damage to your plants. Even more alarming is the fact they usually carry Lyme disease ticks, a potential threat … (3 comments)

aging in place: The Stress-Free Home Improvement Plan (Part 1) - 06/24/11 03:49 AM
The Stress-Free Home Improvement Plan (Part 1) 
Typically when people consider home improvement, they daydream about the blissful end result: how it will improve their home, upgrade their lifestyle, or accommodate a growing family. But it’s what comes before the fruition of these dreams that makes them perfectly possible.
To conduct a stress-free home improvement project, it’s important to understand the amount of time and energy required from you and your family. A successful remodel depends on good planning. When you anticipate spending a sizeable amount of time in planning, you can manage expectations and diffuse a stressful experience.
In this … (2 comments)

aging in place: 4 Ways You Can Improve Your Home’s Energy Efficiency in Washington DC, Bethesda, Chevy Chase Now (Part 4) - 06/14/11 02:29 PM
4 Ways You Can Improve Your Home’s Energy Efficiency in Washington DC, Bethesda, Chevy Chase Now (Part 4)
Still looking for ways to spend less on utility bills? Improving the rate at which your home uses energy is one of the most important concepts you can put into action right now, especially as demand and prices increase.
If you’ve been following our series on 4 Ways You Can Improve Your Home’s Energy Efficiency in Washington DC, Bethesda, Chevy Chase Now, you’ve learned about reducing energy consumption in three major areas of the home:
• Air leakages, insulation, and HVAC
• Water … (2 comments)

aging in place: 4 Ways You Can Improve Your Home’s Energy Efficiency in Washington DC, Bethesda, Chevy Chase Now (Part 3) - 06/07/11 09:21 PM
4 Ways You Can Improve Your Home’s Energy Efficiency in Washington DC, Bethesda, Chevy Chase Now (Part 3)
Over the last decade, the rising cost of energy has been the inspiration for some rather interesting concepts: shag carpet refrigerator insulation, foil-umbrella solar stoves, and growing your own furniture using backyard trees (we’re not kidding!).
But what about ways in which you can improve your home’s energy efficiency today, without altering the products you’re currently using?
In part 3 of 4 Ways You Can Improve Your Home’s Energy Efficiency in Washington DC, Bethesda, Chevy Chase Now, we’re looking at how household appliances … (4 comments)

aging in place: 4 Ways You Can Improve Your Home’s Energy Efficiency in Washington DC, Bethesda, Chevy Chase Now (Part 2) - 05/27/11 04:11 PM
4 Ways You Can Improve Your Home’s Energy Efficiency in Washington DC, Bethesda, Chevy Chase Now (Part 2)
Creating a more energy-efficient home is the best way to save money on your utility bills by reducing the amount of resources consumed. But it isn’t just about replacing older fixtures and appliances; much of the saving can begin today with simple, do-it-yourself tasks.
In Part 1, we laid out four main areas of energy efficiency improvements for the home, which included: air leakage, insulation, and HVAC; water heating and conservation; appliances; and windows, doors, and lighting.
In addressing the first area – … (2 comments)

aging in place: 4 Ways You Can Improve Your Home’s Energy Efficiency in Washington DC, Bethesda, Chevy Chase Now (Part 1) - 05/24/11 01:47 PM
4 Ways You Can Improve Your Home’s Energy Efficiency in Washington DC, Bethesda, Chevy Chase Now (Part 1)
With gas prices hitting record levels this summer, there’s never been a better time to make some changes to the way your home consumes energy. Not only will it reduce energy demand by cutting the amount of resources it takes to create energy; enabling your home to be more efficient will also save you money on utility bills and increase energy security on a national level.
The best way to approach this is by developing a whole-house energy efficiency plan, which will allow … (0 comments)

aging in place: How Aging in Place Keeps You in Your Home, in Washington DC, Bethesda, Chevy Chase (Part 3) - 05/20/11 01:50 PM
How Aging in Place Keeps You in Your Home, in Washington DC, Bethesda, Chevy Chase (Part 3)
In 2011, the first Americans born to the baby boomer generation will begin the advancement toward retirement. Long-awaited travel and relaxation plans will commence, and the concern over future living arrangements will also gain momentum.
In parts 1 and 2 of the Aging in Place series, we discussed the physical and emotional health benefits of staying in the home as well as available safety and security modifications. Part 3 will describe the financial advantages of staying in the home versus moving to an institutional … (3 comments)

aging in place: How Aging in Place Keeps You in Your Home, in Washington DC, Bethesda, Chevy Chase (Part 2) - 05/19/11 11:15 AM
How Aging in Place Keeps You in Your Home, in Washington DC, Bethesda, Chevy Chase (Part 2)
If you can believe it, death is not the biggest fear of senior citizens. According to a study commissioned by Clarity® and The EAR Foundation, those in their golden years have a far greater fear of moving into a nursing home and losing their independence. So how can you, or those you love, remain at home even when health and physical abilities decline? Many baby boomers, those with chronic illnesses, and children of aging parents are using an approach known as Aging in Place.
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aging in place: How Aging in Place Keeps You in Your Home, in Washington DC, Bethesda, Chevy Chase (Part 1) - 04/27/11 05:05 AM
How Aging in Place Keeps You in Your Home, in Washington DC, Bethesda, Chevy Chase (Part 1)
In 2011, baby boomers will be retiring at a rate of 10,700 per day. That’s according to a study conducted by AARP, which also revealed that 70-80% of respondents would prefer to live out their days in their own homes. Who can blame them, with the crippling effects of the economy and the seemingly uncertainty of life after entering into a nursing home or assisted living program.
The good news? Baby boomers are discovering an alternative way to enjoy the golden years, and … (2 comments)

aging in place: Aging in Place - CAPS certification in Washington DC, Bethesda, Chevy Chase - 06/23/10 10:16 PM
Aging in Place - CAPS certification in Washington DC, Bethesda, Chevy Chase
CAPS (Certified Aging in Place Specialist) is a nationally-recognized accreditation earned through the National Association of Home Builders.
CAPS certificates are granted to building, remodeling and other professionals who complete an intense, approved training program and are dedicated to serving individuals who wish to remain in their homes in Washington DC, Bethesda, Chevy Chase as they age.
Alex Shekhtman of A&A Design Build Remodeling is honored to announce that he has earned CAPS certification and is working with homeowners in Washington, DC and Montgomery County, MD who wish … (0 comments)

 
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