"Homeowners are asking for remodeling improvements to make their homes more comfortable as they age because they don't want to move or lose independence," said NAHB Remodelers chairman, Greg Miedema, CGR, CGB, CAPS, CGP, a remodeler from Tucson, Ariz. "These modifications can make a home more stylish and convenient for the aging population."
S PE C I A LT Y N E W S & T R E N D S Aging-in-Place the past year. An active national leader, he has been an officer since 2005, and prior to that was the regional vice president for Region 7. The remaining officers include: first vice president, Paul Zuch, CR, of Capital Remodeling Grows Improvements in Allen, Texas; second vice president, Michael Hydeck, CR, CKBR, of Hydeck & Mackay Builders Inc. in Telford, Pa.; third vice president, Dean Herriges, CR, CKBR, of Urban Herriges & Sons Inc. in Mukwonago, Wis.; and secretary/treasurer, ore remodeling clients are planning share living space with grown children. Seventy M ahead and opting to alter their homes for aging-in-place, according to recent percent of homeowners started remodeling proj- ects for aging-in-place because they were plan- Fred Spaulding, CKBR, of Quality Home Improvements Inc. in Kingwood, Texas. data gathered by the National Association of ning ahead for such future needs. | Home Builders’ Remodelers. Seventy percent of remodelers surveyed reported making uni- versal design home modifications, a significant Kitchen Survey bump from 60 percent in 2006. Green Building Lack of Ventilation Knowledge “Homeowners are asking for remodeling Homeowners are less knowledgeable improvements to make their homes more com- CGP Numbers Grow about current ventilation products than they fortable as they age because they don’t want More than 2,725 builders, remodelers are about other kitchen appliances, according to move or lose independence,” said NAHB and other home building industry profes- to a new survey conducted among kitchen Remodelers chairman, Greg Miedema, CGR, sionals have now achieved the Certified designers. CGB, CAPS, CGP, a remodeler from Tucson, Green Professional designation, according to The nationwide survey, conducted by Ariz. “These modifications can make a home the National Association of Home Builders luxury appliance manufacturer Thermador more stylish and convenient for the aging (NAHB). in conjunction with the National Kitchen & population.”
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