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Bathroom remodeling ideas for accessibility

Posted on Fri, Oct 09, 2015
According to statistics reported by AARP, every day ten thousand Americans turn 65. This generation of Baby Boomers is changing the aging paradigm. Many of these "seniors" plan to continue working, at least part-time, past the traditional retirement age. As a society, the new reality is that many workers feel that they will outlive their savings. Many feel that retirement will force a reduction in their standard of living.  Aging at home has replaced the idea of relocating to a retirement community. 

Mobility issues increase as we age. It becomes more difficult to move around, stairs become problematic, and safety issues are a high priority.  Bathroom remodeling for accessibility is a viable and cost-effective solution for aging in place.

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Many, Many Benefits of Sunroom Additions

Posted on Wed, Oct 07, 2015

Homeowners these days are looking for as many benefits as possible from their room additions, which is why sunrooms are becoming increasingly popular. If you’re in need of additional space, a sunroom can fit the bill rather nicely. Here are just a few benefits of sunroom additions you should consider.




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Window Replacement Cleveland: Replace Your Windows Before Winter

Posted on Thu, Oct 01, 2015

If you have been debating replacing the windows in your home, you may want to take a moment to consider doing so this fall before winter arrives. While it may feel like summer has just come to an end, the harshness of winter will be upon us again before you know it, and when it does arrive, you will want to make sure that your home is prepared to protect you and your family from the elements. The fact is that aging windows will do little to keep the winter cold out, and may even let a draft into your home. So if you have been considering window replacement in Cleveland here are a few of the benefits doing so can provide you with this winter, as well as throughout the rest of the year.

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Bathroom Remodeling Ideas: Tips to Make the Most of a Small Space

Posted on Tue, Sep 29, 2015

If you're tired of your outdated bathroom, then you might be considering the idea of a remodel. But if you're also working with a smaller bathroom space, when you might be looking for some bathroom remodeling ideas that will help you best utilize your square footage and perhaps even create the illusion of more space. Fortunately, there are a few steps you can take during your remodeling project that will help you make the most of any bathroom space.

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6 Reasons a Screened in Porch Trumps Outdoor Rooms

Posted on Mon, Sep 28, 2015

Now that outdoor rooms are part of the mainstream, homeowners are vying for first place in their composition, decoration and innovation. Homes with outdoor rooms are proving to be the value people thought they’d be when they first arrived on the scene. Home builds are including them in floor plans, remodels are focused on adding them and all sorts of suppliers offer lines of products specifically for outdoor rooms. Some homeowners, however, would appreciate a chance to enjoy outdoor living without the disadvantages of outdoor living. Please allow the designers at Joyce Factory Direct to respectfully and enthusiastically suggest a screened in porch as an alternative. We think these six reasons trump outdoor rooms.

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Storm Windows vs Replacement Windows: Why New Windows are Better

Posted on Wed, Sep 23, 2015

Many older homes are equipped with storm windows, which fit over top of your existing windows to provide protection from the elements. If you already have these windows, you may be wondering why you should choose new replacement windows, since they already insulate you from the cold. When comparing storm windows vs replacement windows, it’s easy to see that new replacement windows have a number of advantages.


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The Benefits of Custom Replacement Windows

Posted on Fri, Sep 18, 2015

When considering replacing the windows in your home, there are many decisions you will have to make regarding your new replacement windows. These decisions will include choosing a type of window, choosing a material for your windows, as well as choosing new window treatments. However, one of the first decisions you will need to make before looking into window options will be to decide whether you will purchase standard, stock windows, or custom-made windows, for your home. While pre-built stock windows are what many homeowners choose when replacing their windows, there are countless benefits to instead purchasing custom-made windows. Here are just a few of the many reasons you should consider custom replacement windows for your home.

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Remodeling Your Bathroom? Vinyl Windows are Great for Natural Light

Posted on Wed, Sep 16, 2015

Thinking about remodeling your bathroom? Good for you! Bathrooms can be one the most affordable rooms to remodel, and the results of a remodeled bathroom can be dramatic. If you've never been involved in a remodeling job before, you may wonder what a bathroom remodel entails.

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These 5 Types of Replacement Windows Are Great for Remodeling

Posted on Tue, Sep 15, 2015

When it's time to remodel a home, it's important to include new windows in the project. They'll ensure that the job looks complete, improve efficiency, and can add a lot of flair to the end result. There are many options to choose from, so there's no need to worry about whether they'll look right or provide the needed functionality. Here are some of the most popular types of replacement windows available today:

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Consider the Stress-Reduction Facets of Walk In Tubs

Posted on Mon, Sep 14, 2015

You’ve seen them on infomercials and probably checked them out online. There is a dizzying array of features that come with walk in bathtubs. The safety features alone are worth the price, when you think of grab bars, non-slip flooring and comfortable seating for those unable to stand safely in the shower. Then there is the sanitization features in UV cleansing inside the jets as well as the acrylic of the tub being non-porous. That means bacteria can’t get a grip or rub off on you. However, there is another aspect of walk in tubs that is even more important, and one about which Joyce Factory Direct would especially like you to consider.

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