Aging In Place

April 7, 2015

Thank you to The Hunt Magazine for another feature article about our projects.  We are very excited about the renovation of these two homes, and would love to help with your aging in place renovation, too!

By Camille Gracie, ASID, Interiors Inc.

Every design project, simple or complex, is about creating a space to suit the needs and aesthetic of its intended occupants. As needs change, the space must also change.

Some changes are small — new furniture for a growing child, refinished floors, and a fresh coat of paint, or a style update for a tired look. But at a certain point, life and age require more major changes that could be the difference between staying in your home and moving to a user-friendlier environment.

If you have cared for an aging parent, or had the misfortune to break a leg or require joint replacement, you are already familiar with the obstacles in your home. Although the layout of every home is different, most share the same major obstacle — stairs. Typically, the master bedroom, closet and bath are on the second floor, while a lower level might hold a washing machine, recreational items, or storage. For clients who love their home, their garden, their neighborhood, or their farm and want to remain indefinitely, gathering all of the necessary spaces on one main floor may allow aging in place, rather than leaving what they love behind. READ MORE…

 

 

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