The Accessible Home: Designing for All Ages and Abilities

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Millions of baby boomers are approaching the golden years. While it's a marker worth celebrating, it can also be a reminder of uncertain times ahead. How will I manage? Can I stay in my home? "The Accessible Home "goes beyond ramps and grab-bars to help aging boomers, or those faced with disabilities, accomplish home accessibility on a deeper level. With a focus on closing the gap between home and homeowner, architect Deborah Pierce leads readers through the steps of universal design--from hiring the right architect to creating a pleasing space with the final details. Plus, an insider's look at 25 case studies shows that the best design is built in, not tacked on, and that "accessible" can be both beautiful and functional. "The Accessible Home "empowers people of all ages and challenges them to create homes that restore independence and the grace of daily living.

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Year: 
2012
ISBN: 
978-1600854910
Author: 
Deborah Pierce
Publisher: 
Taunton Press