Aging in Place 2017

Aging in Place “Whether looking for a new home or renovating an existing home, we find clients of all ages are taking aging in place into consideration,” says Kate Fulim of Beth Haley Design. “Babyboomers want to ensure their home renovation investment has longevity and they won’t ‘age out’ of their home, and savy young homeowners know they can increase the rescale value by incorporating elements of universal design into their projects.” You may already know that Universal Design is the legacy of the late Ron Mace, FAIA, and founder of The Center for Universal Design at North Carolina State University. …

Aging In Place

aging in place Aging in place is the phrase that’s been coined to refer to the many ways homes are being modified and services are being offered to allow homeowners to live in their homes longer—and is becoming a popular concept as the Baby Boomers begin reaching retirement age. According a recent survey by the National Association of Home Builders, of those making aging in place modifications to their homes, 18 percent are in the 55-to-65-year-old age bracket, while 16 percent of those having such work done 65 years or older. The Nashville area has its own group of experts in …