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In 1924, Caroline Bartlett Crane created a house she named, "Everyman's House", to improve the quality of life for a family of four to five people. She designed the kitchen to have work stations in which a mother could oversee her children chop vegetables or make biscuits. Caroline Bartlett Crane even created a "mother's room" to replace the dining room with the goal in mind being the mother would use the space to complete other tasks.
Occupational therapists, architects, builders, and other professions in the home modification industry continue to keep the person, environment, and task in mind while designing spaces for living. Caroline Bartlett Crane is a great example of how to focus on the client when considering modifying a home.