We’re woefully under prepared for our increasingly aging population
That’s what Los Angeles architect John Dutton worries about, and that that the coming demographic shift could catch the U.S. napping. In an interview in DWELL magazine, Dutton said the models for housing are completely inadequate in design and temperament for the aging population.
The article presents you with a myriad of ideas for your own consideration and use as you design for the aging in place population! For example, factor these ideas into your thinking:
- zero-step thresholds
- nonslip, radiant-heated concrete floors
- wide doorways
- easy-to-reach shelves
- kitchen counters that accommodate a wheelchair
- built-in bench in the master shower
- guardrails outside the shower
Get inspired! Take a few minutes to read how architects are dreaming up inviting housing.