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Friday, January 9, 2009

Aging in Place Resources

Michael Thomas, FASID and Drue Lawlor, FASID have collaborated on one of the most useful resources that I have ever found on Aging in Place design. Their book, Residential Design for Aging in Place, is a resource for design professionals, remodelers, care givers and those thinking about their future.

The book explores all areas of the home, both risks and opportunities. As an example, the chapter, "Designing the Bathroom" reviews grab bar and shower seat placement, wall blocking, floor plans, and cabinetry design. There are great diagrams and photography to show how all of this comes together to create a great bathroom.

This book is a worthwhile investment, before starting any remodeling project.

Designers may also like to check out Michael's blog called Design/Build Interiors.

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