We joined the Northwest Universal Design Council “Designing for Special Populations” forum on July 24 and learned more about the importance of Universal Design in variety housing types.
Here, Paul discusses the meaning of Aging in Place and how it relates to the construction industry - on Answers for Elders radio show with Suzanne Newman!
Have you heard the term, “Universal Design”?
Beyond “accessibility” thinking...and designing.
Also known as a “barrier-free design”, this kind of home design thinking (and remodeling) will actually increase the ease of use for people of all ages.
If you’re considering wanting to stay in your home as you grow older, consider a bath or kitchen remodel. Here’s why.
BY PAUL KOCHARHOOK, CAPS PROFESSIONAL AND PRESIDENT OF PATHWAY DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION
There's no place like home. This is especially true for people who have spent many years in one house – raising families and creating a rich history of memories within its walls and with the surrounding neighborhood. As we age, however, we often face mobility and health issues. What was once a comfortable and safe haven becomes a place of hazards, barriers, and challenges. But moving out of your home into an unfamiliar place to solve the problem doesn't have to be the answer. The great news is, there are a lot of smart options for remodeling your existing home that can allow you or your loved ones to stay in the same place for years to come.
Remodel Reality Checklist
Download the free Remodel Reality Checklist to find out if you are ready to start a project.
Pathway is a full-service home remodeling company focused on the creation of highly livable and functional spaces through smart design and eco-friendly, healthy, and energy efficient products and practices.
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