Open Concept - Daryl Rantis, Architect
An American Hero, a Medevac Pilot - a Purple Heart who served in Viet Nam now "on wheels" - is enjoying a comfortable home. Accessibility is not an issue here. His all-inclusive home is a place that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing. Regardless of your age or physical ability- how do you envision your life 10, 20, 30 or more years down the road?
Think about it: Having all your basic amenities- master suite and spa, gourmet kitchen and dining- in the open-space concept easy to enjoy and all on one floor- YES! This could be a “good-thing”.
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W H A T ' S O N Y O U R W I S H L I S T ?
HOW SOON will getting around your own home easily make your list of priorities? And what will be on Your Wish List? Here are 3 ideas you may choose to consider:
1. Floor Plan
Main Floor living on a single story, including full bath, no steps between rooms or areas all on the same level -and each space enjoys a -foot by 5-foot clear/turn space including
living area, kitchen, a bedroom and a bathroom.
Minimum of 36 inches wide, wider preferred. All are well lit.
3. The Ultra Accessible Entry
No-step entry with a cover! (see photo below) Sensor light at exterior and non-slip flooring in foyer, doorbell in
accessible location, surface to place packages on when opening door.
DOWN THE ROAD- 2020 and Beyond
The market of technology for Post-50-Peoople is expected to grow from $2 billion to $20 billion in 2020. "It's tech to help you improve and manage your life," according to expert, Mary Furlong. Consider how Main Floor Living Design could work across the generations.
This design has many advantages. In terms of features and benefits the option of aging-in-place might be a powerful choice for you. Here you would focus on specifics: age-friendly products , age-friendly homes, and ideas for feathering nests . Here, a universal design strategy can work for today and into the future. It may be one of the wisest "retirement investing" choices you make.
NOTE: Convenient and accessible- - A recent poll for AARP says real convenience in terms of interior spaces and design is important to older adults and those planning for an independent future in decades to come.