Design For Aging

An 88-year-old woman exercised her right to live where she chose!  This Aging In Place (Design For Aging) specialist designed and drew the plans for the owner and contractor to turn 1,706 square feet to adapt to her abilities – without needing permits to change the historical appearance.

Ergonomically placing kitchen appliances, removing and re-arranging cabinets, and relocating the washer/dryer to the guest bathroom creates a T-square allowing room for a wheel chair.

Opening the wall between the master bed and bathroom allows easy access including a 5’ turning radius, curbless shower, and an easy-to-reach, comfort-height toilet.

She provided a color palette to assist in selecting FF&E; expanded doors to 36”, raised outlets, lowered switches, and spaced planned the furniture…ensuring clear passage throughout the home.

Additional safety features include; non-glare countertops, non-slip flooring, roll-out drawer systems, and lever handled faucets.

The owner now has a home she can enjoy for years.

Master Bathroom Sink

This newly created en-suite between the master bath and bedroom features non-glare marble vanity top, lever handle faucet, easy to use hardware, ample storage and glare-free bright lighting. In keeping the historical window and it’s placement, the entire room is flooded with natural light.

Master-Bathroom Window

There’s ample space next to the toilet which allows for caregiver assistance, along with a comfort height toilet, and matte non-slip flooring.

Master Bathroom Shower

The curbless shower in the master bathroom allows room for caregivers assistance. Features include: thermostatic controls, a hand held shower, and balance “grab” bars that are ergonomically placed for client. Additional safety is added by permanently and securely mounting the curtain rod.

Redesign Kitchen

This kitchen features a raised dishwasher, matte finish counter tops, single handle faucet, carefully selected control knobs along side of cooktop, and generous amounts of non-glare task & ambient lighting.

Redesign Kitchen at Oven

Limited kitchen space didn't allow for 5’ turning radius, so the space was designed to continue flooring under the cabinets. In the future, the single unity center cabinet can be removed to provide T-square turnage. The oven and microwave drawer were placed for accessibility without sacrificing pantry storage.

Redesign Kitchen at Cooktop

We ensured a generous amount of clear floor space and landing areas at all appliances and work stations. Throughout the home we used roll out drawers behind cabinet doors to allow for easy access.

Milk-Passway

To maintain the historic charm of this home, the kitchen base cabinet height was adjusted to keep original milk delivery box in place.

Guest Bathroom

The original historic windows were kept in place allowing for natural lighting in this guest bath. Notice the easy to use side mount thermostatic faucet control. We also installed a hand held shower, grab bars and non-slip matt flooring.

Guest Bathroom

To ensure comfort in a guest bath with limited space, we provided a cabinet for a landing place plus private storage for personal items. This room shares some of the same safety features as the master bath using lever handled faucets, ergonomically placed balance “grab” bars, and a permanently mounted curtain rod. Note the continuing theme of non-glare vanity surface in the marble top and shower wall.

Redesign Floor Plan

Redesign – Floor Plan and furniture space plan with existing pieces

Redesign Kitchen Floor Plan

Redesign - Kitchen Floor PLan

Kitchen Sink Elevation

Redesign Kitchen Sink Elevation

Kitchen Oven Elevation

Redesign Kitchen Oven Elevation

Kitchen Range Elevaton

Redesign Kitchen Range Elevation

Guest and Master Bathroom Redesign Floor Plan

Redesign – Guest Bath & Master Bath Floor Plan

Master Bath Elevation at Sink

Redesign Elevation of Mater Bath Sink Area

Guest Bath Sink Elevation

Redesign Elevation of Guest Bathroom Sink Area

Kitchen Before

Kitchen Before

Kitchen Before

Laundry Room Before

Laundry Room Before

Laundry Room Before

Laundry Room Before

Bathroom Before

Bathroom Before

Bathroom Before

Bathroom Before

Bathroom Before

Bathroom Before

Bathroom Before

Bathroom Before

Original Floor Plan

Original Floor Plan

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