“Steve Hoffacker Named 2015 ‘CAPS Educator Of The Year’ By NAHB”

At the National Association of Home Builders International Builders Show in Las Vegas last month, Steve Hoffacker, CAPS, MCSP, MIRM, was recognized as the 2015 “CAPS Educator of the Year.” Steve has educated hundreds of building and related industry professionals over the past 8 years including home builders, remodelers, building and trade contractors, architects, interior… Read more »

“Today’s Aging-In-Place Webinar For Design Professionals”

Lifeway Mobility of Windsor Locks, Connecticut hosted another of their webinars on mobility and accessibility today. They are a CAPS-trained company that focuses on providing solutions and accessibility equipment to help people move about in their homes more easily. In today’s 60-minute program, entitled “Design Strategies For Residential Aging In Place & Accessibility,” the attendees… Read more »

“Hearing ‘No’ Can Lead To A Big ‘Yes'”

In making sales presentations for home modifications or improvements, in getting appointments to make those presentations, and after suggesting solutions to accomplish those types of improvements, we want to hear our clients or potential customers tell us that what we have proposed or outlined is acceptable – we want to hear a “yes.” Nevertheless, we… Read more »

“But We Might Need It Again …”

One of the reasons that clutter becomes such a major force in our lives is that it sneaks up on us. Most of us don’t intentionally start out to keep amassing stuff that we don’t need and won’t use, but we fool ourselves into thinking that it may be useful again someday.  It starts out… Read more »

“Renters Need Aging-In-Place Solutions, Too”

When we talk about aging in place and creating effective strategies and solutions for people to remain living in their homes successfully for as long as they choose, there is a tendency to think just of homeowners and ignore the renter segment. However, many aging-in-place concepts work equally well for renters. We know that homeowners… Read more »

“Clutter Is Much More Than Just A Nuisance”

Clutter abounds in many homes and offices. It is a by-product of all the stuff we get and collect. There are several ways that the accumulation happens, and then the biggest culprit is allowing it to remain. It often starts out innocently enough, but over time it can get out-of-control.  We may have the best… Read more »

“The Importance Of Equitable Use In Universal Design”

When North Carolina State University’s Center for Universal Design quantified their Seven Principle of Universal Design in 1997, number one on the list was “Equitable Use.” It’s quite fitting that it occupies the top spot because it defines universal design in so many ways.  Equitable use typifies what we term universal design – being something… Read more »