Tag: owning

Before and After: Mid-Century Modern living room


Kevin spent most of his life in northern Virginia. Still, his first official house was located in Columbus Ohio. It was a Mid-Century Modern home built in the 1950’s. So naturally, he took that story and ran with a modern version of the theme. It just happened to fit Japanese style too. Read more about […]

Larger, easier rocker light switch replaces the toggle

Why replace a toggle light switch with a rocker light switch?

The rocker light switch is one small, yet big upgrade to your life at home. It’s a simple pleasure and a ton of convenience. Believe it makes a difference for all ages: young and old. “I love rocker switches… easy to turn on and off with your elbow if you are carrying something. And [they] […]

Staircase handrails support anyone at any age

Virginia at Home, stair handrail safety, AARP Fredericksburg, Stafford, Spotsylvania VA

Did you know installing handrails on each side of your staircase can help anyone at any age? On a bright and cold winters’ day, I attended a free workshop at the England Run Central Rappahannock Regional Library. Mike D’Ostilio from AARP taught us about HomeFit. It’s “No-Cost, Low-Cost Ideas and affordable ways to make your […]

$5,000 tax credit to buy or renovate your Virginia home


You can save $5,000 buying or renovating your house with the Virginia Livable Home Tax Credit program. The LHTC for short. The LHTC is offered to improve safety and comfort for aging-in-place. That means accessibility, and also visitability, of Virginia homes. “Tax credits are available for up to $5,000 for the purchase/construction of a new […]