will your home be ready for aging in place? - moveable walls

by:EBUNGE     2019-08-08
will your home be ready for aging in place?  -  moveable walls
Angelo jantilly contributes an ordinary home to the next avenue in the Memphis suburb of Raleigh
A vacant foreclosure.
David Brown, CEO of Family Affairs, a non-profit organization based in Washington, D. C. , recalls the darkness in the past, a frank and frustrating internal environmentC.
Committed to increasing affordable and accessible housing in the country.
Now, Raleigh's house has been transformed according to the award-winning design concept in the AARP competition, redefining the home: today's home, tomorrow's home.
The local aging competition, sponsored by family affairs and others, entered last year and announced the winner.
No house after renovation
Step entrance and an accessible wrap around porch.
There was plenty of light inside, and the corridors and doors were widened.
Movable walls can be used to alternately create bedroom or larger living room space for family or friends.
As reported on the Memphis business appeal in February, there is another important improvement: The house is now occupied.
After recovering, it was donated to Walter Moody, a 54-year-oldyear-
Veterans.
He lives with his family, including his 77-year-
Old mother, Mary Moody, could easily move from room to room with Walker and wheelchair due to design changes.
The purpose of redefining housing is to adapt the existing suburban housing stock in the country to the needs of people as they age.
A briefing for architects and designers to participate in the competition requires them to "create houses where people can live" as they go through various stages of life ".
There are also the AARP and AARP foundations in Forbes. the sponsors of the competition include Wells Fargo, the Home Depot Foundation and Dwell magazine.
Only 1% of households are good for aging. "This competition and one of our competitions in 2015 asked designers and architects to redefine the family.
Imagine the home of the future, "Brown said.
He said it would be great to try to build more affordable housing, but redefining housing is to find practical ways to solve the housing crisis in another country.
Like the house in Raleigh, Tennessee, there is an urgent need for renovation and renovation.
There are more than 100 million families in the United States. S.
Urban, suburban and rural areas, but only about 1% of urban, suburban and rural areas are conducive to aging, said Rodney Harrell, director of AARP livable thought leaders, who is a housing specialist for the organization.
At the same time, 10,000 Americans turn 65 each day and over 80% say they want to stay at home.
"The current housing stock cannot meet the needs of people," Harrell said . ".
Like redefining the design generated in the competition for the family, "as a way to create attractive housing, both to meet these needs, but also to have functionality and aesthetics.
"Under the guidance of General design, the winning design in the competition came from IBI Group-Gruzen Samton, a New York construction company.
As with many entries, IBI's plan is also influenced by a concept called universal design.
Richard Duncan says this is not a new idea, but Universal design is being "discovered" by more people because of what this approach can provide for an aging population, executive director of r. L.
Mez general design college in AshevilleC.
He served as a judge for redefining the family.
The Messe Institute described the generic design as "the design of the product and environment that is available to all as much as possible without the need for a dedicated design.
"According to family affairs, the principles of universal design focus on attractive designs of safety, ease of movement and all ages and abilities inside and outside.
It can be used in home building renovation, public space, community development, etc.
In other words, universal design is timeless.
"You can call it 8-to-80 or lifelong-living [design]” Duncan says.
The key is to create an environment, "Through all the changes in life, not just to react to people's lives when they are old.
"This may mean installing the sink or using the lever at different heights-
Style taps and door handles as they are easier to turn for people with painful joints or weak grip.
The general design, however, is not entirely about functionality.
Duncan said it also focuses on aesthetics and goes beyond the "easy to look close" solution to a more standard look.
"No matter what the function is, people want to be regularlooking homes.
"In addition to seizing the barriers to quality of life," Duncan said, "the aging population is approaching. ".
Age is not the only reason to pursue a design that is easier to understand, but "it does add urgency to doing so.
"Supporters of universal design encourage young people and the middle class
Older homeowners who consider and integrate age in advance
With the renovation and renewal of the House, friendly changes have taken place in the house.
Accessibility and ease of use as already-
The planned renovation project will use the general design as its own separate renovation project later than it does.
Homeowners can also think very broadly about the meaning of universal design.
In a redefined home competition, contestants are required to develop solutions based on flexible, simple and intuitive use and make the home attractive, adaptable and affordable.
Not only are they encouraged to think about things like grab bars and specific features, but they are also encouraged to remember the quality of life.
In Raleigh's house, for example, the new front --
Gabriel Espinoza, a member of IBI Group's award-winning design team, said the yard Box Garden invites good-neighborly interaction.
"When you get older, you want to stay in touch with your neighbors and create a better community and a better quality of life for yourself," Espinoza said . ".
Business appeals reported that Moody's was chosen to accept the renovated house in Raleigh, who was eager to create a safe place to build his life because of his military service, he is interested in having his mother live there.
He told the crowd on the ribbon: "proper aging will make me live in this home and grow old --"
Cutting Ceremony on February
"Families will gather at my house during special holidays [creating]fond memories.
In order to make your home more suitable for a long time
A term vision like Moody's, think about how you can start adding features like this, as suggested by experts involved in redefining your family plan: You can learn more from your family today, homeowner's home design competition kit for Tomorrow released this spring.
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