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Accessibility Accommodations: Aging in Place with Smart Upgrades

Many people would prefer to age comfortably at home rather than in a shared housing situation or a care facility. This may describe an aging parent in your life. Or, perhaps you are planning for your future, as you realize your home isn't as accessible as you will need it to be to live your best future life while remaining in your home. Whether for yourself or a loved one, let's look at some things to keep in mind as you consider ways to make a beloved home a safe and comfortable environment for aging in place.

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Trends in Residential Lighting

When it comes to trends in residential lighting, the number one thing we see is that more and more homeowners are moving to smart technology. While styles and fashions come and go, the trend toward automating the lighting in your home is particularly popular. Technology is only going to continue to improve, so the best electricians are plugged in and getting it done.

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Is it Time to Upgrade Your Outlets With USB Chargers?

Quick question – how many devices that charge with a USB drive live in your home right now? 4, 10, 25? It’s crazy how fast those smartphones, tablets, earbuds, and other devices start to add up, right? Next question: How much time do you spend running around looking for an adapter for the outlet so you can plug in your USB device? We can’t do much about how many devices your family loves, but we can stop the scramble for the chargers. It’s time to upgrade your outlets to include USB chargers.

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Plan Ahead for a Return to More Social Living

As spring turns into summer, we look forward to life opening up to more social living once again. Hoping that the summer of 2021 will bring us back to the connected lifestyle we’ve been missing, it’s time to start making plans. Now is a perfect time to consider things you can do to make those gatherings even more enjoyable.

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Hybrid Work and School May Be Here to Stay

Adjust, adjust and adjust some more. Many of us could sum up the past year or so with that motto. Between viruses and vaccines, work and school, lockdowns, and re-openings, if you haven’t had to adjust things in your life, you’re one of the few. A lot of Americans frantically searched for ways to respond to the changes in business and schools. What began as temporary adjustments are now turning into permanent solutions for a lot of us.

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