The Accessible Home: Designing for All Ages and Abilities Paperback


October 23, 2012 by Deborah Pierce (Author), Michael Graves (Foreword)

Millions of baby boomers are approaching the golden years. While it‰۪s a marker worth celebrating, it can also be a reminder of uncertain times ahead. How will I manage? Can I stay in my home? The Accessible Home goes beyond ramps and grab-bars to help aging boomers, or those faced with disabilities, accomplish home accessibility on a deeper level. With a focus on closing the gap between home and homeowner, architect Deborah Pierce leads readers through the steps of universal design‰ÛÓfrom hiring the right architect to creating a pleasing space with the final details. Plus, an insider‰۪s look at 25 case studies shows that the best design is built in, not tacked on, and that ‰ÛÏaccessible‰۝ can be both beautiful and functional. The Accessible Home empowers people of all ages and challenges them to create homes that restore independence and the grace of daily living.


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