Progress continues! The kitchen addition is framed and its roof is dried in. The master suite addition has roof shingles installed. Homeowners Ruth and Dee have been involved in every step of the project. Here they are talking things over just after meeting with their lead carpenter. The project was designed with aging-in-place in mind. Throughout the course of the blog we’ll highlight these features and explain why these ideas aren’t just for those of an older age. In the master suite bathroom we’re building a no-berm shower. This means there will be no height transition from the bathroom into the shower. This feature is a must if planning for wheelchair access to the shower, but is also great for anyone with a twisted ankle or other mobility issue. The photo above shows where the shower will be. The floor joists at the shower have been lowered to accommodate the no-berm entry and the framing above is for a lowered ceiling to trap in heat. It’s always so exciting to see a job taking shape, and even at this stage special features are becoming visible. The walk-in shower, the pocket door into the bathroom and the 13′ partial vault ceiling can all be seen in the framing below. Next week we’ll be installing siding and removing the existing walls of the house. Stay tuned!