LH Interiors, Lisa Higgason, ASID, RID
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Aging in place

Universal design is all about comfort, accessibility and the ability to stay in our homes or “aging in place” — which is made possible by alterations in the layout and design of our living spaces. By using the Universal design principals, we can plan a home that allows residents of differing mobility and all ages to live more comfortably and independently for as long as they choose.

Regardless of whether a person has a temporary physical challenge, balance or coordination problems, hearing impairment, limited reach, limited vision, or physical and sensory changes, everyone can enjoy the dignity of independent living in a familiar setting.

From simple solutions such as level thresholds and lever door handles to multi-height cabinets for tall, short or seated cooks, a custom plan will be made to address the specific needs of each resident. Aging in place is not only the most desirable way of aging but it is also the most cost-effective.

The first step in the process is an in-home consultation to discuss your needs, priorities and budget. This may require assistance from family members, caregivers, occupational therapists or other health care professionals in order to provide a clear picture of all that is recommended for each unique client.

The next step would be a home assessment or thorough evaluation of both the inside and outside of your living space. This will provide a detailed list of changes that could be made to improve the safety and functionality of your home.

The last step is installation/construction to provide the best design for your priorities and project budget. During this last phase, I am happy to work with you or your contractor if you so desire, or provide these services for you.

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