Verona, NJ, December 6, 2013 – Lynn M Masiello, of LM Designs, is now one of the select group of professionals nationwide to earn the Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) designation, identifying her as design professional who now has the skills and knowledge necessary to remodel or modify a home to meet the unique needs of the older population, disabled owners or their visitors.
The National Association of Home Builders, in partnership with the AARP and NAHB Research Center, created the CAPS program, which includes training and education on the technical, business management and customer service skills essential to compete in the fastest-growing segment of the residential remodeling industry; home modifications for aging-in-place.
LM Designs is a full-service interior design firm specializing in kitchen and bath design and renovation. For your convenience, private consultations are conducted in the comfort of your home. Also provided are space planning, interior architecture, budgeting, construction and project management. Ms. Masiello, who has a BFA in Interior Design, is also a
Certified Kitchen and Bath Designer and a member of The National Kitchen and Bath Association serving on the North Jersey Chapter’s Programming Board.
CAPS graduates include interior designers, architects, builders, occupational therapists and others who help homeowners remain in their homes safely, independently and comfortably as they age. In three days of coursework, the CAPS curriculum incorporates market demographics, communication techniques, marketing, common barriers and solutions, building codes and standards, product ideas and resources and business management.
CAPS program graduates are required to maintain their designation by attending continuing education programs and/or participating in community service projects.
“I look forward to helping homeowners make the changes they need to enable them to live in their homes, whether it’s just for now or forever.” said Ms. Masiello.
For additional information about the CAPS program, visit www.nahb.org/caps. For more information about Lynn and her company LM Designs, please visit www.lmdesignsllc.com or call her at 973-857-1561.