Home Security Essestials

Basic home security essentials include:  Confirm all doors AND windows are locked (upper floors too).  Set your alarm.  Use a separate code for any service personnel or sitters when allowing them access to your system.  Receive email alerts regarding access if that is a feature of your system.

Aging In Place

Sometimes people think of Aging-In-Place or Universal Design as elements that are not needed unless one has mobility issues.  But wider doorways,  wide hallways, good lighting, and bathroom wall bracing for grab bars, etc., are all elements for living well now, and into the future.  For a list of ideas to consider for your new home or remodeling project, visit http://www.nahb.org/ and type “aging in place” into the search box.