home design

Glare on Floor
The following is post No. 6 in an AARP Livable Communities blog diary about a home remodeling project that is stylishly updating a Florida house (referred to here as the “Cate house”) while making it better suited for aging in place.
A soothing, safer bedroom for better mobility and comfort.
We spend one third of our lives in our bedrooms and, like you, I want to relish the time I spend there. But that's not so easy if the bedroom is cramped, cluttered, or uncomfortably warm or chilly. And for anyone who spends more time in the bedroom because of a medical condition, a comfortable…
BAKKER windows bamboo
It's cherry blossom time in New York and, besides gardening, I've become obsessed with window coverings. Spring brings the promise of guests and the brilliance of the summer sun and, quite frankly, I'm not prepared for either. I've removed the former owner's black out shades in the guest room, but…
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Doors are opening for all of us in the world of home design. Never before have we had such a range of choices in home goods and new designs to help us age more gracefully in our own homes. But deciding what projects to tackle can be daunting, especially when money is tight.
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Does your home not feel "right" to you anymore? The layout, the size, the rooms -- are they not working for your lifestyle as you undergo life's many transitions? I love this AARP piece that helps you figure out not how to downsize, but "rightsize" your house into something that better fits you:
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