Universal Interiors by Design: Gracious Spaces
The demographics of an ageing population, combined with a greater awareness of the needs of people with disabilities as well as recognition that all people have differing physical and mental abilities both in general and at different stages of their lives, has alerted the design community to the need for more accessible (barrier-free) living and working environments. Putting universal design principles into practice - in residential interiors - is the focus of this text, a companion volume to Accessible Housing By Design, covering both the interiors of new homes and of renovations and affordable and luxury alternatives. There are a range of examples from high-style to casual, modest to expensive, all executed with top-quality materials. There are before-and-after plans and photographs, problems and solutions, and representative products and details.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
abilities activities adjacent aesthetic age in place allow Appliances architect bathroom beautiful beveled glass bidet bifold doors builders Cabinetry chair Challenge changes client closet comfortable cooks cooktop counter create Crossville curbless shower Custom disabilities dishwasher Dorothy and Rachel drawers entry environment faucet Faulkner Project flexibility floor plan function furniture GE Appliances grab bars guidelines HansGrohe height HOMEOWNER household improved In-Sink-Erator includes Jesse Owens Juliet and Marc Karen and Jack kitchen and bath knee space laundry lifestyle light main sink maneuvering Manufacturer Model line Mary Jo Peterson master bedroom Michael and Carol microwave Model line Figure needs oven Pam and Harvey Peterson project Pictured product Manufacturer pocket door Process and Solutions product Manufacturer Model project:The pull-out ramp refrigerator scooter seated shelves stairlift STEAM SHOWER storage surface Susan tile toilet transfer universal design vanity wall cabinets wanted wayfinding wheelchair