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A Beginner's Guide to Aging In Place


Accessible design guidelines and inspiration to build a home that will last forever.

An Introduction to Universal Design
Mention universal design and see your companions’ eyes start glazing over.
14 Ways to Make Your Kitchen More Safe and Accessible
If a house is a machine for living, an occasional system update is necessary.
This House Gets Better with Age
An architect creates a long-term home for his parents around a glass enclosure built to celebrate Northwestern wilderness.
Designing a Home to Accommodate Alzheimer’s
For a couple coping with Alzheimer’s, a thoughtful addition creates a comfortable, long-term solution.
Marvin has a stated dedication to Universal Design, and planning for the long term.
The shower can accommodate two, and has Hansgrohe heads of differing heights with separate controls from Cifial.
A view from the dining area.
The gradually inclined entrance ramp and open plan help make the house accessible to a range of users.
How GE Is Creating Appliances That Don't Discriminate
GE corporate design lead Lou Lenzi discusses the process of developing products that work for everyone.
1968 Memphis Home Will Be Remade Into a Flexible, Sunny Haven
As a result of the Home Matters design competition, a house in Tennessee will be fully retrofitted for a veteran family.
Snaidero Universal Design Kitchens
Universal design doesn't need to be ugly--and, more so, shouldn't be. Done well, it's undifferentiated design for the whole...
Universally Easy Bathroom Accessories Ideal for Renovators of All Ages
Sabi's irresistibly cute accessories line kits out a bathroom with universal ease.
This Northern California Prefab Gets a Dose of Universal Design
Thanks to a prefab in-law unit, an octogenarian modernist lives independently on a peaceful, verdant site in Northern California.
Architects Andy Bernheimer and Jared Della Valle, of Brooklyn’s Della Valle Bernheimer, came up with creative solutions...
On the first floor, a gentle ramp ensures accessibility to common areas; all passageways are at least three feet wide.
So Melanie Maher could access the kitchen, Mikiten created a station with a KitchenAid cooktop, a refrigerator and...
With more and more baby boomers reaching the age of 65, architect Susanne Stadler believes the time is right to rethink...
New Aging: Live smarter now to live better forever, by Matthias Hollwich and Bruce Mau Design. Penguin Books, 2016.
This Home Proclaims Wheelchair Access Shouldn't End Outdoors
A barrier-free house enables a family to come together amid the vineyards in Northern California.
Designs for patients with dementia
Stanford’s Center on Longevity recognizes a colorful table set designed to aid Alzheimer's patients.