AGE-in-PLACE with DIGNITY with Karen F Brown

Start Date: 
Mar 25, 2014
Event Time: 
6:00PM - 7:00PM
Location
Address: 
200 Portland St
City: 
Boston
State: 
Massachusetts
Country: 
U.S.A.
Contact Information
Name: 
Willa Crolius
Phone: 
(617) 259 1655

Architect and Interior Designer Karen F Brown, AIA will present simple ways to modify your home so that you can age-in-place with comfort, dignity and grace. She will show you a recent project completed in Concord, MA for a couple in their 70s. While the house reflects sophistication and style, many age-in-place features are incorporated to include an elegant low-rise stair, a hidden pneumatic elevator, casement windows, and wider doorways with lever handles. The kitchen artfully combines lower countertops, a sit-down workspace and a discreet movable trolley. The bathrooms feature zerothreshold showers with seats, a walk-in tub and non-slip floors. Karen’s clients are delighted to stay in the comfort of their own home for decades to come!

Karen F Brown, AIA is the Principal of Karen Brown Design Group, a small, high quality design firm which guides its clients through the complex process of planning, design, permitting, contract negotiation, construction, finishes and furnishings installation. Karen brings over 25 years of extensive training and experience in both Architecture and Interiors to the firm. She taught Universal Design at the post-graduate level and now offers her expertise to homeowners wishing to age-in-place gracefully in their own homes.