Are You Ready to Age in Place?
Forbes recently published an article giving an example of a home remodeled with Universal Design elements in Memphis, TN. A fifty-four year old army veteran and his family moved into the home because it enabled each family member, with a wide range of abilities, to live their daily lives. The article also encourages young and middle-aged home owners to start considering their options for making home modifications in order to age in place. For instance, it is more affordable to widen kitchen doorways to 30 inches or wider during a kitchen remodel than if something traumatic or disease related happened to a family member.