The National Kitchen & Bath Association Presents Universal Kitchen & Bathroom Planning: Design that Adapts to People

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McGraw-Hill, 1998 - Architecture - 382 pages
``Ms. Peterson and the NKBA dispel the myth that universal design is institutional in appearance.''--Deane Evans, VP, Research, AIA. A revised, combined edition of two highly praised titles from the National Kitchen and Bathroom Association, this fully illustrated work brings building professionals everything they need to apply universal design to kitchens and bathrooms. Supplanting the NKBA's separate bathroom and kitchen paperback titles, this edited, updated, and more affordable version meets the growing demand for practical information on design that suits all users throughout their lifecycle. Spurred by an affluent, aging baby boomer population--a major segment of the market for the 15 million kitchen and bath projects undertaken annually--this demand for design that suits people of all ages and disabilities is mushrooming. Providing all the tools architects, builders, and interior designers need to meet this demand, this book features: valuable design checklists and client surveys; product evaluation guides; clear, measured graphic design standards; thoroughly tested design guidelines; case studies with photographs of installations and product specifications; more than 800 illustrations; comprehensive listings of codes, laws, regulations, product sources, and other resources. For design and building professionals, or even for do-it-yourselfers, this is the ultimate guide to creating bathrooms and kitchens that are universally accessible--and beautiful.

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The principles of universal design accommodate not only the disabled but also people of varying sizes, shapes, abilities, and ages (traditional designs are based on able-bodied, nonelderly adults who ... Read full review


The Move Toward Universal Design
Space Planning A Closer Look
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A Certified Kitchen and Bathroom Designer, Mary Jo Peterson specializes in universal design. A member of the National Kitchen & Bath AssociationŐs team of Practicing Professional Instructors, she travels the U.S. and Canada making presentations on accessible design issues to various segments of the building and design industry. She serves on numerous cross agency committees where she is involved in establishing guidelines that integrate universal design features into our homes as well as the products we put into them. A speaker and educator, Mary Jo works with several arms of state and federal government, advocacy groups, and professional organizations as she actively promotes education and acceptance of universal design.

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