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Aging in Place and Universal Design: Selecting a Home to Meet Your Long-Term Needs

Whether you’re moving into your first home, or the place you intend to retire, considering Aging in Place and Universal Design elements when moving helps ensure you’ll get the most out of your investment for years to come. So what exactly does aging in place or universal design entail? Aging in Place design principles strive […]

Aging in Place,  Progress Lighting

The Do’s and Don’ts of aging in place kitchen lighting

Whether you are helping with an aging family member or experiencing the effects of aging yourself, there are certain home improvement projects that will increase the functionality of your rooms. The kitchen is considered a “high-risk” area for home accidents, so it’s extremely important to ensure this area is equipped with aging in place functionalities. There are many updates and changes […]

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Why lighting outdoor areas is so important to aging-in-place design

Studies show that aging individuals desire a smaller home, but they want size when it comes to their backyards. A big reason for this is to provide privacy from neighbors. With bigger outdoor spaces, it’s important that these areas are well lit for visual appeal, but also to enhance safety and security. When designing an […]

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How to achieve a layered lighting design in your home

Layered lighting designs can be seen in a variety of both remodel and new construction home projects these days. Even designers who are certified in creating Aging-in-Place environments for the older population credit layered lighting designs to accomplishing both functional and aesthetic goals for a particular room. If you’re wondering how you can achieve a […]

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Why LED lighting is best for 55+ housing

Energy efficiency is important to the older buyer because of the impact on the environment and especially the impact on their wallets. In fact, 90 percent said they would purchase energy-efficient products if it would lower their energy bill. Long-term financial security is a primary driver for this demographic, so they are willing to invest […]

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Downsize or Remodel: Lighting matters as we age

According to a recent article in Builder Magazine, downsizing your home later in life is a transition that is better done sooner than later. Tom Lauricella reported this week in The Wall Street Journal’s Sunday edition that the advantages in moving early can be significant. Some of these include: Budgets. “In a larger home, expenses are […]

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The ROI of LED: Invest in lighting solutions for long-term savings

Imagine installing new lighting in a home that will last for more than 20 years before a single lamp needs to be replaced. With LED technology, a lighting fixture can last for decades and offer significant energy savings compared to other sources. However, it’s easy to shy away from LEDs that have a higher initial […]