Universal Designs Archives - Aging in Place

Smart Home Innovations. You Have to Watch This!

  Smart home innovations are a hot topic. Nearly every day I hear about a new product or concept. Home automation presents new opportunities for older consumers and their families in the areas of home comfort, safety and lifestyle. I've spent a few years anticipating the time when we would have smart home innovations supporting the independent living efforts of older … [Read more...]

Got curb appeal? These 5 front doors rock with universal design

  Curb appeal. It's what initially draws someone to your home. It's that look that get's their attention. Most of us want to return to a serene and comfortable home, and it all starts with the outside. But whether you live in a cabin, a historic Victorian or even a condo, Universal Design shouldn’t get in the way of your curb appeal. Beautiful front doors, porches … [Read more...]

How Pinterest Can Teach You About Universal Design

  It might seem odd that we would combine Pinterest and Universal Design together. But, Pinterest is an incredible source of curated information; it is a treasure trove of interesting content. The content that people share on Pinterest includes quite a bit of good information about Universal Design and how it can be applied to your home. Universal Design is the design … [Read more...]

5 Creative Uses for Aging-In-Place Design

  Aging in place design is becoming a popular choice among seniors and, while it certainly requires some thoughtful changes in home design and function, it most certainly does not mean converting the home into a series of sterile, hospital-like rooms, as any Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist (CAPS) will tell you. While design function and universal design are … [Read more...]