The future is bright when it comes to interior design for older adults, so after you find the perfect Asheville area land, start to plan for barrier-free living spaces.
According to a recent survey by AARP, eighty percent (or more) of older adults prefer to remain in a lifelong home where universal or accessible design can be a focus. Is this the season where function and aesthetics coexist? Judging from the demands of our clients, especially those thinking about creating pocket neighborhoods near West Asheville, I'd have to answer , "YES!"
But here is another good question:
Do older adults impact interior design trends?
Yes again- says Sage Companion research. Older adults account for over one-third of the turnover in homes. This fact alone brings up lifestyle questions and choices that impact interior design. How do aging front runners choose to redecorate and remodel? Will there be an up-tick in home automation? As we consider what might be on the horizon, our forecast about the “look and feel” of the home environment expands with amazing possibilities.
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One of the first rooms a creative interior design team might consider is the kitchen. Thoughtful design could include cabinets with pull-out shelves, easy-to-grasp knobs, and task lighting over and under counters. Refrigerators? Expect a nod to the combination freezer-refrigerator with a handy side by side design, adjustable upper shelves and pull-out lower shelves. Also, in terms of counter height in the kitchen, expect varying heights.
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