REMODELING today launched Home for Life 2014, a virtual home tour that showcases how to remodel a home to save money and live well throughout a family's retirement years.

The photo-realistic online virtual tour showcases what remodelers and baby boomers need to consider to adapt homes for the retirement years. Its before-and-after photos show how to:

  • Adapt a home for aging in place.
  • Incorporate universal design into any renovation
  • Lower a home’s heating and cooling costs for years through energy-efficient home improvements, products and replacements 
  • Save money and hassle over time through choosing low-maintenance materials and products with long lifecycles

The tour encompasses all parts of a home, including the kitchen, bathroom, master bedroom, and outdoor living spaces. It was created with help from Case Design/Remodeling, Bethesda, Md.,; AARP; Better Living Design; the Building Performance Institute; the U.S. Department of Energy's Building America program; and the National Association of the Remodeling Industry

Home for Life was made possible in part through a number of sponsors. The Platinum sponsors are: Earthwise Windows (Windows); Sterling (Plumbing Fixtures); Waypoint Cabinets (Cabinets). Gold sponsors are: Earthwise Patio Doors (Patio Doors); Foundry Specialty Siding-division of Tapco (Siding); Kleer Decking-division of Tapco (Decking); Kleer Trimboard-division of Tapco (Exterior Trim, Mouldings and Postwraps; Owens Corning (Roofing); Panasonic Ventilation (Whole House Ventilation);and  ProVia (Entry Doors). Eldorado Stoneworks (Interior and Exterior Stone Accent) is a Bronze sponsor.