One of my friends just added a gorgeous, walk-in shower to a first-floor bathroom that sits nicely behind a kitchen pantry and easily is accessible to the kitchen, den and home office. The huge rectangular glass-door enclosure features a sliding shower head that can rise more than 8 feet above the stone floor. "Are you expecting grandkids that will be 6-foot-7," I laughed. "That … and if something ever happens to us, we'll need a shower downstairs. That office could quickly become a bedroom." Finding the perfect house is a dream we all share. Having that house remain perfect -- or even functional -- for our specific needs during the later part of our lives is a totally new ballgame. Many older Americans are now finding their once-perfect house that sheltere...
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