Warner McConaughey, is a certified remodeler who witnessed first hand the need for early planning in his parents' home. "My parents talked for a long time that they want to stay in their current house forever, but my mom broke her ankle about three years ago, and that's when she realized how hard it was to get around," McConaughey said. "Universal design isn't for an old person. It's for anybody."
Is that what you said to yourself when you spotted a picture of this house while flipping through this month's AARP Magazine? If you were…
Visitability is an important strategy for developing accessible housing. It can contribute to creating neighborhoods and communities that welcome everyone. There is a huge market of 78.2 million Baby Boomers who may soon need affordable and accessible homes. Designing homes with open floor plans, U-shaped kitchens with maneuvering space for food preparation, bathrooms with [...]
Mackmiller's design team's challenge was to convert the original 29-square-foot bathroom into a 60-square-foot space that would incorporate elements of universal design and consider the needs of everyone using the space.
UDLL to break ground this week.
The entry is # 1 on most people's agenda when they start to imagine getting in and out of their house. Almost everyone wants to Age in Place. Too many of us are forced to move, losing the comforts and familiarity of our home, because we cannot get in the door.
The Baldwin House is designed to promote aging-in-place and is an urban response to the otherwise suburban ranch-style house. Located in an "urban infill" project in the Green Lake neighborhood of Seattle, Washington, it is a three-story house including the finished basement.
Guests are encouraged to pitch in with cooking, and it’s actually fun to wash and rinse with a unique setup: a stainless steel vessel sink and a mirrored cabinet with integrated faucet.