Coastal Real Estate Guide February 17, 2017 : Page 2

2 COASTALREALESTATEGUIDEOC.COM FEBRUARY 17 , 2017 CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 : ASK THE EXPERT order. Touch Up Paint A fresh coat of paint or touch up paint on the trim and garage door can make a big difference. Mailboxes You may not give a second thought to your mailbox, but one that adds to the décor can definitely add to the wow factor of your home. Window Treatments Heavy, dark treatments can be viewed as unsightly from the exterior so make sure to pay as much attention to how they look on the inside as they do on the outside. Light It Up Light fixtures are also incredibly important. They must be clean, functional and suit the look of the home. Make sure to have adequate lighting to highlight the walkways to the home and to play up the home’s features. After all, you may be having guests or house showings in the evening. Holly Schwartz is a realtor at Villa Real Estate who lives in Newport Beach and has been featured on HGTV’s “House Hunters.” She can be reached at HSchwartz@ EDITORIAL NEWS GROUP EDITOR Andrea Adelson andrea@lbindy.com DESIGN/PRODUCTION CREATIVE DIRECTOR Sonia Chung sonia@firebrandmediainc.com MARKETING DESIGN DIRECTOR Paul Graff JR. GRAPHIC DESIGNER/ PRODUCTION ARTIST Shaylene Brooks SALES ADVERTISING SALES TEAM Scott Sanchez; Cindy Byrne, Chris Mattingley, Julie Coleman, Matt Bond, Carol Josepher, Denise Adams, Ingrid Marquez, Joe Rafael PRODUCTION MANAGER Tina Leydecker tina@firebrandmediainc.com PRODUCTION ASSISTANT Megan Shelhamer ADVERTISING & CIRCULATION: TEL: 949 715-4100; FAX: 949 715-4106 Fresh paint and clean landscaping adds to curb appeal at this listing on Beechwood in Costa Mesa. doors. As for windows, clean, newer, efficient windows that suit the look and character of the home are a must. Landscaping & Gardening Manicured landscaping not only look goods, it shows pride of ownership. Pops of color add beauty and visual interest too. Driveways and Walkways Driveways are about as important as landscaping since they take up a sizable portion of the yard. Pavers and stone designs are elegant and impressive. Don’t overlook basic stuff like repairing cracks or stains and removing weeds. The same attention that you give to the driveway should also be paid to the walkway. Please make sure there are no trip hazards; that is a very unwelcoming way to make an entrance. Make an Entrance While a gate or a fence isn’t necessary, it can add a polished look to your entryway. If you all ready have one, it is essential to make sure it is crisp, clean and in working OFFICE MANAGER Cyndy Mendaros MAILING ADDRESS: 385 SECOND STREET LAGUNA BEACH, CA 92651 TEL : 949 715-4100; FAX : 949 715-4106 CEO & EDITORIAL DIRECTOR Steve Zepezauer Interest Only Same Day Approval Steps to Avoid Bathroom Falls By Gregory Norman, Special to the Coastal Real Estate Guide The Centers for Disease Control reports that an elderly American falls every second and are the leading cause of injury or death among Americans aged 65 and over. There are several preventive measures that can be taken to preserve senior citizens’ independence while also ensuring their safety. Of all falls occurring in the home, 80% happen in the bathroom and one in five falls results in a serious injury such as a broken bone or head injury. Bathroom falls generally happen when entering or exiting the tub or shower, sitting down on or rising from the toilet, and attempting to support one’s balance by grabbing onto towel bars, sink tops and other objects. A significant number of falls in the bathroom can be prevented with effective renovation. There are numerous preventive measures to encourage safety in the bathroom for older adults, such as replacing a bathtub with an easily accessible walk-in shower, and installing sturdy safety bars for grabbing onto and maneuvering around the bathroom. The CDC states that falls for elderly adults are preventable with screening and effective strategies, including checking the home for safety. They suggest getting rid of hazards and keeping floors free of clutter, as well as taping down or securing rugs, adding grab bars and ensuring that there’s plenty of light in the area. Keeping elderly family members safe with a higher quality of life by living at home is key for most families. Responsible bathroom renovations can give relatives peace of mind by significantly reducing the risk of falls, while allowing elderly adults to remain in their homes. The most important step towards successful safety measures in the bathroom starts with hiring a contractor who has professional training and education, and is qualified to install such safety features. Look for Certified Aging in Place Specialists, which have taken special certification courses to ensure that aging-in-place guidelines are achieved for bathroom remodels. Norman is co-founder of BathMasters, a Virginia plumbing, electrical and building contractor company. Private Real Estate Loans SAVE YOUR ESCROW • Buy Before You Sell • Probate • BK • Foreign Borrower • Fix+Flip • Construction • 1031 Exchange brandon@jcap.net (949) 887-7392 BRANDON SIMON paul@jcap.net (949) 386-1159 PAUL WIRTH WHEN BANKS SAY “NO” WE SAY “YES”! Port Streets Newport Beach • $535,000 • Late Stage Construction Loan • 2nd Trust Deed • 12 Month Term • Approved in One Day Turtle Ridge Irvine • $900,000 • Refi nance • 1st Trust Deed • 12 Month Term • Approved in One Day Short Term Loans from $200,000 -$5 Million Interested in Investing? Call Bob Eakin (949) 622-6199 2725 W Coast Hwy. | Newport Beach, CA 92663

Steps To Avoid Bathroom Falls

Gregory Norman

The Centers for Disease Control reports that an elderly American falls every second and are the leading cause of injury or death among Americans aged 65 and over.<br /> <br /> There are several preventive measures that can be taken to preserve senior citizens’ independence while also ensuring their safety.<br /> <br /> Of all falls occurring in the home, 80% happen in the bathroom and one in five falls results in a serious injury such as a broken bone or head injury.<br /> <br /> Bathroom falls generally happen when entering or exiting the tub or shower, sitting down on or rising from the toilet, and attempting to support one’s balance by grabbing onto towel bars, sink tops and other objects.<br /> <br /> A significant number of falls in the bathroom can be prevented with effective renovation. There are numerous preventive measures to encourage safety in the bathroom for older adults, such as replacing a bathtub with an easily accessible walk-in shower, and installing sturdy safety bars for grabbing onto and maneuvering around the bathroom.<br /> <br /> The CDC states that falls for elderly adults are preventable with screening and effective strategies, including checking the home for safety. They suggest getting rid of hazards and keeping floors free of clutter, as well as taping down or securing rugs, adding grab bars and ensuring that there’s plenty of light in the area.<br /> <br /> Keeping elderly family members safe with a higher quality of life by living at home is key for most families. Responsible bathroom renovations can give relatives peace of mind by significantly reducing the risk of falls, while allowing elderly adults to remain in their homes.<br /> <br /> The most important step towards successful safety measures in the bathroom starts with hiring a contractor who has professional training and education, and is qualified to install such safety features.<br /> <br /> Look for Certified Aging in Place Specialists, which have taken special certification courses to ensure that aging-in-place guidelines are achieved for bathroom remodels.<br /> <br /> Norman is co-founder of BathMasters, a Virginia plumbing, electrical and building contractor company.<br />

JCAP Financial Group

 

Loading