GLENDALE, Calif., Aug. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- By 2050, one in five Americans will be 65 years or older. To accommodate this shift, today's homes are being designed--or redesigned--to better suit residents as they age.
From remodeling bathrooms to relocating the master suite, aging baby boomers are driving designs centered around mobility and convenience. To see a list of the five most popular household trends for seniors, download "Home Design Trends for Accessibility," an infographic from MySilverAge.com.
The kitchen tops the list of home spaces with senior-friendly features. Universal design improvements include:
-- Larger, easy-to-grab pulls instead of knobs -- Ranges with controls at the front -- Varied counter heights -- Lever-handle faucets -- Drawer-style appliances, such as dishwashers -- 30-48 inches of floor space in front of each appliance
Accessible design is an important consideration as older adults examine the safety and suitability of their homes. The MySilverAge infographic offers tips for enhancing different spaces to make homes more suitable for future needs. View the infographic at:
MySilverAge is a website and online resource center, brought to you by be.group, that is designed to help seniors enjoy "what's next." MySilverAge brings together thought leaders on the subject of successful aging, leading intelligence on healthy aging and senior living, and expert tips and advice for creating the home, community and relationships in which seniors can thrive.
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