• Rebuilding A Life Through Universal Design

    By Mike Dodd The production team at LifeWise Renovations® recently undertook a project to modify the home of Tom and Pam in Leawood, Kan., to accommodate Tom’s accessibility issues.  Tom was injured in a motorcycle accident in August and suffered paralysis from the chest down as a result.  We first conducted an evaluation of his… Read more »

  • Universal Design With You in Mind

    By Mike Dodd Ron Mace is considered the father of universal design.  He helped develop the country’s first accessible-building code that was adopted by the state of North Carolina in 1973 and served as a model for similar action in other states.  His work contributed to federal legislation forbidding discrimination against people with physical impairments… Read more »

  • Serving The Greatest Generation

    By Mike Dodd My father-in-law passed away suddenly last summer, just a day removed from my wife’s/his daughter’s birthday.  We were at our home in Montana when he became ill and subsequently died, collectively holding our breath while hoping that he wouldn’t pass on Kathy’s birthday.  That would have been a horrible reminder for the… Read more »

  • The LifeWise Shower

    By Nick McIntyre The three big concerns when remodeling a bathroom for anyone with disabilities is budget, wheelchair or walker access, and assisted transfer areas.  Our LifeWise Process and Imagine the Possibilities approach has led us to come up with a very unique bathroom solution. First, we like to stay within the current footprint of… Read more »

  • Is A Walk-In Tub A Good Idea?

    By Nick McIntyre Now that I’m in the Aging in Place remodeling market, I’ve heard and seen many companies pitching walk-in tubs.  I’ve also had individuals come into our showrooms that are getting older, becoming less mobile and think they “need” a walk-in tub.  Most people seem to believe this is the answer.  I even thought… Read more »

  • Welcome to LifeWise Renovations®

    Welcome to the LifeWise Renovations blog page.   This page is dedicated to educating our friends, colleagues, and the general public about all things related to comfortably aging in one’s home…weighing the pros and cons, finding qualified professionals, the things to avoid, the questions to ask, etc.  Although planning for aging is often times an avoided

    Welcome to the LifeWise Renovations blog page.   This page is dedicated to educating our friends, colleagues, and the general public about all things related to comfortably aging in one’s home…weighing the pros and cons, finding qualified professionals, the things to avoid, the questions to ask, etc.  Although planning for aging is often times an avoided conversation, it is also a conversation that we will all need to have.

    Feel free to leave any of your comments or questions here or contact us at kdodd@lifewiserenovations.com.

    Happy learning!!!

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