Category Archives: Aging in Place

Aging in Place and Universal Design: Selecting a Home to Meet Your Long-Term Needs

Whether you’re moving into your first home, or the place you intend to retire, considering Aging in Place and Universal Design elements when moving helps ensure you’ll get the most out of your investment for years to come. So what exactly does aging in place or universal design entail? Aging in Place design principles strive […]

The Do’s and Don’ts of aging in place kitchen lighting

Aging in place kitchen by Mary DeWalt Design Group

Whether you are helping with an aging family member or experiencing the effects of aging yourself, there are certain home improvement projects that will increase the functionality of your rooms. The kitchen is considered a “high-risk” area for home accidents, so it’s extremely important to ensure this area is equipped with aging in place functionalities. There are many updates and changes […]

How to achieve a layered lighting design in your home

Layered lighting designs can be seen in a variety of both remodel and new construction home projects these days. Even designers who are certified in creating Aging-in-Place environments for the older population credit layered lighting designs to accomplishing both functional and aesthetic goals for a particular room. If you’re wondering how you can achieve a […]

Why LED lighting is best for 55+ housing

Why LED is best for 55+

Energy efficiency is important to the older buyer because of the impact on the environment and especially the impact on their wallets. In fact, 90 percent said they would purchase energy-efficient products if it would lower their energy bill. Long-term financial security is a primary driver for this demographic, so they are willing to invest […]

How to design safe, luxurious bathrooms for the 50+ generation

Yesterday we had the pleasure of participating in a vibrant industry Twitter chat on designing bathrooms that are both safe and luxurious. This is a popular topic as 1/5 of the U.S. population is projected to be 65 years or older within the next 15 years. The conversation provided great insight and tips into planning […]

Downsize or Remodel: Lighting matters as we age

According to a recent article in Builder Magazine, downsizing your home later in life is a transition that is better done sooner than later. Tom Lauricella reported this week in The Wall Street Journal’s Sunday edition that the advantages in moving early can be significant. Some of these include: Budgets. “In a larger home, expenses are […]