The Universal Design and Mobility Empowered Garden

The Universal Design Garden is an Easy Access: Able Pleasure.  © 2017 Charles M. Schwab Architect Universal Design implemented in the garden will allow everyone to enjoy it for their lifetime. Here’s some basic space planning guidance and details for a universal designed garden.  Spring is here and gardening is not only America’s most popular outdoor activity […]

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Access:Able and Better Bathrooms

Truly Access:Able for Better Bathrooms  © Charles M. Schwab Architect, 2017 What’s new in the bathroom is partly the acceptance and attitude that bathroom access makes good sense for everyone. Bathing and hygiene industrial designers are besting their efforts by creating ever more attractive, innovative and accessible bathroom products. Bathroom home designers are also taking notice […]

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Outside Inclusive and Natural Free-play, for Children and Adults Alike.

Inclusive and Natural “Freeplay“ for Children and Adults Alike. Blog copyright 2017, Charles M. Schwab Architect & Author This blog topic is a reprint from an EP Magazine article, www.Eparent.com, Published July 2014, reprinted with permission. Let’s discuss ways that you can affordably incorporate free and safe play in your own yard or community. Let’s […]

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An Indoor and Inclusive Play-Away Room

An Interior and Inclusive “Play -Away” Room can be Building Block for Happy kids. The following blog post is a re-print from an EP /Exceptional Parent Magazine,reprinted with permission. By: Charles M. Schwab Architect “Play is the highest form of research” noted Einstein. So let’s take a look at how your little Einstein’s , or […]

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Resources from Exceptional Parent Article, July 2018, Parents and Youth Designing for Pets, by Charles M. Schwab Architect

Pet Space Design + Animal Therapy = A Happy Youngster And A Cool Pet Pad by Charles M. Schwab Architect EP/Exceptional Parent Magazine. July 2018 The article is being published during the 3rd week in July 2018. Please return and the entire article will be posted for you. I am including references and resources here […]

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Service,Emotional and Therapy Animals: What’s the ADA and HUD Laws have to say about it all?

Please note: This post was originally written for the EP/Exceptional Parent, July 2018 Accessible Housing Edition article that I have written. It will be published by EP/Exceptional Parent Magazine, July 2018, I will share the entire article then! Due to the abundance of information, I could not include the portion that follows in the article […]

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Automatic Door Openers for You & Your Pets.

Automatic Door Openers for You & Your Pets. © 2016 Charles M. Schwab Architect The following article was originally published for PN Magazine, PN August 2016 Around the House Column, www.pvamagazines.com. It is reprinted here in its original format. Consulting with a Home-Modification-Remodel Pro There are various kinds of automatic door openers and I’d like […]

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Specially Adapted Housing benefits Veterans and the Family.

© 2017 Charles M. Schwab Architect There are three types of housing grants that are available to veterans who have a service-connected disability due to military service, entitling them to compensation that can be used for their home. This is available to service members that have served since June 15, 1945. The law is officially […]

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Bathtub Tub Lifts for Ease of Transfer and Safety

Benefits of Tub Bathing with use of  Hoists & Tub Lifts  Blog ©2017 Charles M. Schwab Architect, Reprint from a PN Magazine, October 2016.Reprint with permission. The activity of bathing for a person who uses a wheelchair is one of the most important activities in making the home usable, accessible and ultimately, satisfying. A wet room […]

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All About Ceiling Lifts in the Bedroom

Can I get a Lift here? Safe & Stress-Less Mobility, for Kids and Parents Alike. EP/Exceptional Parent Magazine, July 2016. Blog content © 2017 Charles M. Schwab Architect. A PDF of the printed article is provided at the bottom, that is what the thumbnails represent. It can be difficult for us adults to imagine, but […]

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