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Aging in Place Modifications: Practical & Stylish

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A 2015 Houzz report showed that over 50% of homeowners age 60+ are planning to age in place. As the baby boomer generation begins to enter the golden years, home construction and renovation contractors are seeing an increase in accessibility modifications being made. With more spending power than the younger millennial generation, the boomers are also a large player in the interior design industry; frequently updating their home to incorporate the latest design trends. Combining the need for accessibility with the desire to keep the attractive appearance of the home, these modifications are not only practical but stylish as well.  Read below for some simple yet important modifications to make to your home accessible for any generation.

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Best New Products of 2011: Schlage Alarmed Lock System

Schlage Alarmed Lock System

Schlage Alarmed Lock System

This year, Schlage announced the arrival of the alarmed lock system. Unlike traditional alarms, which trigger only when the door is opened, Schlage’s new alarmed lock activates on first impact. These locks can detect a wide range of actions and alert homeowners of any activity with their entry doors. For example, the lock will sound an alert if someone is kicking the door or tampering with the lock. One Housing Zone editor pointed out that this system can also help homeowners monitor their children by alerting them when the door is opened.

This product will be available in early 2012.

You can learn more about Schlage products on the National Lumber eShowroom.

Thanks to HousingZone.com for their review of the Schlage Alarmed Lock System.



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