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Aging in Place – What Is It and Why it Matters for You

February 12, 2019 | Regis McQuaide

More and more older Americans are rejecting the idea of retiring to Florida or downsizing to an apartment in favor of remaining in their homes. Known as “aging in place,” the concept has gained favor among homeowners who don’t want to have to give up...

6 Things to Live Near When You Retire

February 01, 2019 | Regis McQuaide

Convenience plays an important role in the quality of your life when you retire. If you can no longer drive at some point in the future or have difficulty walking long distances, an isolated Pittsburgh home can quickly become a drawback. If you’ve...

Remodel Your Pittsburgh Home for Better Safety

October 13, 2018 | Regis McQuaide

Could your Pittsburgh home use a safety update? After living in your home for years, it’s easy to become blind to hazards. Unfortunately, overlooking potential safety issues can lead to serious falls and injuries. A home remodel can eliminate common...

Essential Home Features for Aging in Place

June 22, 2018 | Regis McQuaide

Aging in place is becoming an increasingly popular option for people contemplating retirement. Seventy-one percent of people aged 50 to 64 indicated that they would like to remain in their homes in an AARP Public Policy Institute survey....

Where to Retire in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

January 30, 2017 | Regis McQuaide

Your retirement location can have a profound effect on your happiness in your later years. No matter how much you love your home, your retirement won’t be enjoyable without convenient access to transportation, entertainment and essential services....

Awards 25 & 26 come during our 25th anniversary!

December 09, 2013 | Helene McQuaide

In past years Master Remodelers brought home 11 awards in this annual competition among regional contractors. On Friday evening December 6th we added another two: for a Sewickley master bath renovation and for a riverside cottage on the Allegheny...

Master bath suite connects to nature in Sewickley Heights.

July 26, 2013 | Helene McQuaide

For this Sewickley Heights couple, our master bath design combined the space from 2 small bathrooms and 2 closets into one master bath with beautiful views into the countryside. Now approximately 250 sq. ft., the suite includes a double vanity,...

2012 in review: samples of our design-build remodeling

December 31, 2012 | Helene McQuaide

Completing the full design-build renovation of our own home after a 2011 fire—and winning an award for it in December—is perhaps our most rewarding achievement of 2012. There were several other design-build remodeling projects we are proud of,...

An aging in place remodeling project to meet seniors needs

August 08, 2012 | Helene McQuaide

Master Remodelers recently completed a remodeling project using Aging In Place principles for two seniors in Washington County. With Boomers aging and their parents having access issues, this is an important topic for discussion for families in...

New technology in the home for today's remodeling

May 21, 2012 | Helene McQuaide

You’ve noticed the amazing technology revolution going on with cars, computers and the Internet. The same thing is going on in today’s smart home, from kitchen to bath, from roof to basement. Going forward we want to spotlight a wide variety of new...

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