STAY in the Home You Love!

You want to stay in the home you love, but your home is full of limitations. Navigating certain areas has become more difficult due to physical issues. Warmer weather is here and you want to get out and enjoy your yard, porch, deck or pool. AccessNSM can help you make the modifications that will allow you…

Design Your Home to Age Gracefully

Thinking about building or buying a new home? It may be the last one you’ll own, and if you’re like the vast majority of folks, you’ll want to stay in your home and community for as long as you’d like! For that reason, many of today’s homes are designed or renovated to accommodate “aging-in-place”, and…

Let’s Right-Size!

Get Rid of Excessive Stuff Excessive stuff in your home can cause a lot of stress for you and your family. As with everybody over the years we collect stuff and realize we have no room for the item. If you’re ready to become a minimalist, or just downsize, you don’t need to hire a…

Great Senior Living Options

  Laurel Crest is absolutely perfect, no matter what you want in retirement living.  Located on the banks of the beautiful Congaree River, within a stone’s throw to downtown Columbia, Laurel Crest offers its residents care-free living.   A certified Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), Laurel Crest can step in as life changes occur, so you…

Selling Your Stuff

We are moving. We’re leaving a 2400 square foot home in Irmo, and heading to our smaller lake house for full-time lakeside living. I’m happy we’ll have just one home to clean, to maintain and to pay taxes on. But we have a problem… For years and years we have collected rocks, dishes, glassware, ceramics,…

5 Cool Contraptions for the Home!

Sleep Better Device This is a system that monitors your sleep from a device that you put under your mattress. The under-mattress gizmo analyzes your sleep – all your tossing, turning and goodness-knows-what-else you do up-top, and then provides environmental sensing to a Bedside Device that emits light and sound programs to help you fall…

Love Your Home: Beat The Summer Heat

Sun Proofing Your Home When spending time in bright Carolina sunshine, you quickly learn to appreciate sunscreen. One BAD sunburn that makes sitting or sleeping is painful will teach you to take protective measures with yourself and family in the future. What about defending your home? Expensive items like rugs, furniture (especially leather or fabric),…

Love Your Home: Lawn & Landscaping

Lighten Up Now is the time to add stylish outdoor lighting to your home. Solar Hanging Gazing Balls by Evergreen Enterprises add a subtle glow to gardens and patios. These lights are also eco-friendly, which is good for the environment! Styles range from Multi Mosaic and Mosaic Blue, while the Night Garden collection remains the…

Love Your Home: Get Ready for Summer

Outdoor Sanctuary Appreciate the beauty of your outdoor surroundings even more from your own gazebo. Websites like Freebies.about.com offer FREE gazebo plans complete with building tips, images, videos, diagrams and more to design the hub of your social life, or a secluded sanctuary. Here’s a direct link. Let the Sunshine In Thinking about adding a…

Welcome to Laurel Crest: A Continuing Care Retirement Community

Laurel Crest offers a perfect balance between vibrancy and security in retirement living!A lifestyle that includes all the amenities of city living, Columbia’s best attractions, an amazing range of restaurants and more. Whether you choose to get out and have a night on the town, or stay in and soak in the gorgeous view of the…

Peace, Man. Managing Your Stuff.

“A house is just a place to keep your stuff while you go out and get more stuff.”  “That’s what a house is… a pile of stuff with a roof on it.”  Remember those lines from George Carlin? I think most of us 50+ funhavers come to a point where we wish we didn’t have…