We recently conducted an interview with Mark Simpson of DFW Grab Bars to ask him about founding a successful accessibility minded contracting business, his experience, and where he sees the industry going in the future. Mark has over 35 years of experience as a contractor and decided in 2016 to start DFW Grab Bars, where he would focus on helping others remain in their homes longer while receiving independence and freedom.
February 10, 2020
December 2, 2019
Are you tired of the same look and feel your bathroom has had for years? Remodeling your bathroom isn't cheap and there are a lot of things you need to consider in the planning process. Whether it be planning for universal safety, color pallet matching, or floor & tile sizing, we've outlined below our top 6 considerations before remodeling your bathroom:
November 1, 2019
Aging in place is "the ability to live in one's own home and community safely, independently, and comfortably, regardless of age, income, or ability level," as defined by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is a concept that many people would rather push aside and deal with later because, let's face it, nobody wants to think about growing old.
However, especially with baby boomers, it's important to begin planning the renovations of your home now – unless you would rather spend retirement in senior housing, of course. Luckily for you, we've put together this guide on renovations you can do now to prepare for aging in place.
Charlotte, NC, October 9, 2019 – Cassandra Rollins, of CSI Bathware & GreatGrabz is now one of the select group of professionals nationwide to earn the Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) designation, identifying her as a Product Line Manager with the skills and knowledge necessary to remodel or modify a home to meet the unique needs of the older population, disabled owners or their visitors.
October 4, 2019
Aging in place isn't just an idea, it's a lifestyle. That's why when you’re considering remodeling to an aging in place home, it's important to tailor the design to fit your personal preferences. The last thing you want is to remodel your living space just to give it the appearance of a nursing home.
September 1, 2019
Aging in place is the idea that as an individual ages, they will remodel their home to provide the safety they need instead of selling their home and moving into a nursing home or assisted living facility. While installing grab bars are the first thing people think of when referring to aging in place, grab bars can help prevent slips & falls no matter who's using them. Below we outline where you can install grab bars in your home to provide the added safety and security you need no matter what age you are.
Are you tired of the same old look your bathroom has had for years? Its easy to create a unique look for your next project with the GreatGrabz Signature Series line of grab bars. The Signature Series is comprised of four (4) different styles of grab bars – Wave, Horizon, Teak and Acrylic. Each of these bars utilize the separate mounting fixtures that are available in five (5) fine finishes.
We believe that safety and sophistication can go hand in hand. Below we've outlined a few of our favorite grab bars that will allow you to have the safety you need without having to sacrifice style.
Looking to finally make that bathroom renovation to prepare your home for aging in place? You're in luck! We’ve outlined below some accessible and ADA-compliant design trends that you can incorporate into your project.