Great to see more discussions starting to take place about Ageing in Place and how designers MUST come to understand finally that FORM and FUNCTION (Ergonomic, accessible & universal design) must come together to the betterment of all end users (human beings). JE Sleeth & the AODA/ADA team at OPC
The number one key to choosing finishes for Aging in Place is to consider yourself and your family and not just make the space “pretty.” Take this scenario, you have a nice space to call home, walls need to be painted and new flooring chosen, and basically you want to redo your space. Are you going to go with the current home trends found in most homes these days? Are you going to choose the generic taupe for the walls and hard wood and tile for the floors? What if you wanted to retire in this home? What if you are decorating and want to eventually age in place? Are you preparing your home for this?
There are many things to consider if you want to make your home your forever home. As you age your eyes also don’t see as well as they used to making your surroundings seem dark. If you design to the current home…
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