Barbara Barton, CLIPP, CMKBD, CAPS
Barbara has over 35 years of experience in the Kitchen and Bath Industry, having worked for several Kitchen/Bath dealerships, managing a Bathroom Showroom for five years and then 15 years in the Appliance industry. Since the year 2000, Barbara has grown her own Independent Designer business in the remodeling area and focusing on the Boomer target market. She is the first Designer in Colorado to earn the Certified Aging in Place Specialist, CAPS designation in 1992.
Having won a local First Place award for a Universal Design Bathroom in 2015 inspired her to continue in the specialty that has impacted so many clients. She became the fourth person nationally to receive the new Certification of Living in Place Professional, CLIPP training in 2015. Attending several CLIPP trainings and being on their Advisory Board since its inception has broadened the scope, examples and impact of this vision for our industry.
Thru the CLIPP training, collaborations with Occupational Therapists, Interior Designers, Contractors, Home Inspectors and Real Estate professionals has broadened the resources and knowledge affecting our Kitchen and Bath Industry. She has been newly inspired and wants to continue to serve our profession as well as our homeowners.
“Being a Boomer myself and having friends who have had temporary disabilities, knowing the specific details of products for a Bathroom remodel has been so helpful for all!
“The expansive decorative grabs bars, especially with usable texture that does not look institutional, and knowing how to plan the dimensions/heights/angles for each individual homeowner, has been huge. Showers with the pricing-variety offerings in curbless to VERY small water curbs, the variety of Drains, along with the newest personal showers complete with Pause Controls for use when seated, has expanded many options! “