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Active Adult Design | Best Lighting Practices for Kitchen + Bath

[su_row] [su_column size=”1″] Active Adult Design | Best Lighting Practices for Kitchen + Bath [/su_column] [/su_row] [su_row] [su_column size=”1″] Most American adults age 50 years and older desire to stay in their current home and maintain an independent and active lifestyle. The “snow bird’ phenomenon is less common for retirees than one may think. It’s […]
Aging in Place,  Guest Posts,  Homebuilders,  Progress Lighting

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 […]

Landscape Lighting,  LEDs,  Outdoor Living,  Progress Lighting

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 […]

Aging in Place,  Homebuilders,  LEDs,  Progress Lighting

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 […]

Aging in Place,  Bathroom Lighting,  Interior Design,  LEDs,  Progress Lighting

How to design safe, luxurious bathrooms for the 50+ generation

Yesterday we had the pleasure of participating in a vibrant industry Twitter chat on designing bathrooms that are both safe and luxurious. This is a popular topic as 1/5 of the U.S. population is projected to be 65 years or older within the next 15 years. The conversation provided great insight and tips into planning […]