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Source: Fairfax County Times Homes Friday – Sunday, February 16 – 18, 2018

Designer Sonny Nazemian discusses retrofit strategies that help seniors stay in their own homes


“Aging-in-place solutions are rapidly becoming one of the highdemand sectors of the remodeling industry,” Nazemian says. “But a contractor’s knowledge and training are critical to achieving a working solution. This is a specialty area which requires staying on top of always evolving ADA (American with Disabilities Act) regulations, and strict building codes.

Nazemian, a Universal Design Certified Professional (UDCP), sees today’s homeowners exploring a wide range of options as they grapple with future mobility issues.

“The search for ways to convert a two-level house into a place with a single-level primary living plan is something we’re seeing more often,” Nazemian observes. “More frequently, we find homeowners in their fifties or sixties looking to introduce a wheel-chair friendly floorplan into the bathroom or kitchen. It’s all part of cultural shift, in which more seniors are deciding to stay put rather than move to a retirement home. < Read More >