|About the Book|
Universal Design And Aging: Keeping Our Homes Safe, Accessible & Comfortable As We Age In Place is a special type of book written for both consumers who want to do their own remodeling and renovation as well as the professionals who help themMoreUniversal Design And Aging: Keeping Our Homes Safe, Accessible & Comfortable As We Age In Place is a special type of book written for both consumers who want to do their own remodeling and renovation as well as the professionals who help them or provide it, to achieve a safe, accessible, comfortable, visitable, and convenient living environment while enhancing the enjoyment and value of the home for everyone in the home and those who come to visit. While universal design appeals to all ages and abilities, this books focuses on seniors and how they can get the maximum enjoyment out of the home they have selected to remain living in. The strategies and solutions that are suggested are nearly invisible - ones that do not call attention to the design but fit right in as functional elements to achieve the objective of a safe design for those living in the home as well as the occasional visot or houseguest. Aging in place and remaining in the home are guiding principles - along with safety and accessibility. The 7 chapters in this book are- 1 - Why Choose Universal Design For Aging In Place? 2 - Universal Design As A Solution, 3 - Easy Universal Design Solutions, 4 - More Extensive And Intensive Universal Design Solutions, 5 - Other Universal Design Safety And Convenience Strategies, 6 - Universal Design On The Outside, and 7 - Summary Of Universal Design Treatments. This book will serve as a ready guide for evaluating the improvements in your home that will help it appeal to members of the household, visitors and guests, and future owners - plus doing the work yourself or having it done.