Forget the idea of “aging in place.” Sensible home design is for everyone, no matter the number of years you have in your rear view.
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After 30-plus years of working A in housing and healthcare, it was clear to me that something needed to be done about the way we approach residential floor plan design. Many homes just aren’t functional for a rising percentage of the population, especially as we grow older. To rethink our needs, both now and in the future, would mean changing our entire thought process on houses, how we see them and how we need to lay them out so we can spend the rest of our lives in our homes, if we choose.
From the moment we’re born to the day we
take our last breath, we are aging. So The Ageless
Home™ is a name I use to describe a house that ages with you, no matter how old you are. It’s smart home design and product selection, that works for everyone, all the time — the first time. In this new column, I will share with you my observations on home design that works, along with products and tips that will make your log home your forever home.
Let’s kick it off with what’s probably the most basic principle: Locate all essential rooms on the main level. This includes a master bedroom/bath and laundry. If for any reason you could not access the upstairs or M.
down, your way of living BATH WIC. won’t alter. Sometimes we don’t see the need for this MASTER
BEDROOM feature when we build our homes, but I promise you, it’s a gift when you realize PORCH one day, that it just made your life easier.