March 30, 2021
For immediate release


Michelle learned the hard way. She skipped the crucial step of interviewing builders to confirm their experience and ensure systems were in place, and chose a contractor based on the fact he too has a child in a wheelchair.

 EPISODE #11 COUNT ME IN!: Adaptability and Aging in Place

Season Two of the Homebuilders Association Vancouver’s (HAVAN) podcast Measure Twice, Cut Once explores adaptable living and aging in place with episode #11 Count Me In!

With a Count Me In attitude, Michelle Gentis, homeowner and mother to her child requiring full-time support, teams up with Todd Best of Best Builders to share their experience adapting her Author Erikson inspired condo to meet the needs of her fully-dependant adult son.

Listen in as Mike and Jennifer Lee, co-hosts of HAVAN’s podcast Measure Twice, Cut Once learn about the process of adapting homes for specific physical needs and aging in place, noting the key is planning and working with experienced professionals.

Ask your contractor the question – ‘how can we make this easier?’ A good contractor will ask you; ‘how do you need this to function?’ Working together you will design solutions right for your family.
Michelle Gentis, homeowner

Why move? Plan ahead to age in place. Talk to your builder about ideas to make your house work for you. Your next renovation can incorporate hidden adaptability features for use down the road.”
Todd Best, Best Builders Ltd.

Packed with resources and tips, episode #11, Count Me In launches today!

Season Two explores a series of exciting housing projects including whole-home renovations, aging in place, adaptability solutions, new high-performance and passive homes, duplex designs, small housing solutions, redesigned award-winning character homes, plus so much more! Co-hosts Mike and Jennifer-Lee ask the questions, so homeowners get the answers to help build or renovate the home right, the first time. Season One looked at everything you need to know before you start your project.

Media Contact: Dawn Sondergaard