January/February 2017

About the Cover Counters at different heights is one way to incorporate universal design into a home, as shown in this kitchen featuring Cambria’s Ella™ in the Marble Collection. It offers the timeless beauty of marble, but with superior performance. Cambria’s Marble Collection is nonporous, scratch resistant, and never needs sealing. Photo courtesy Cambria.

Nashville Interior Designer DIrectory

Designer Directory 2016 Here is a list of Nashville area designers with comtact information and their credentials and specialties.   Aging In Place Services 3605 Saratoga Drive Nashville TN 37205 615-330-9918 www.aginginplaceservices.net Interior Designer NCIDQ Member Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) Alabaster Walnut 812 Westview Ave. Nashville TN 37205 615-427-2748 www.alabasterwalnut.com ASID Allied Member Interior Designer Amanda Totoro Design 101 Cheekwood Terrace Nashville TN 37205 615-290-4105 www.amandatotorodesign.com Interior Designer Four-year Degree (Design-based) Ambiance by Design Brentwood TN 615-496-7171 Interior Designer B. Wilker & Company 95 Whitebridge Road Suite 209 Nashvlle TN 37215 615-460-1200 www.bwilker.com Interior Designer Baylor Bone Interiors, …

Aging in Place Home Tour Oct. 30-31

Aging in Place Home Tour Oct. 30-31 A senior-friendly home being built to highlight design for a healthy aging environment will be open to the public October 30-31 in Green Hills. It’s a custom-built home for a local couple that has wants to Age in Place, but whose long-time family home did not fully support that goal.

Green Design: Looking Toward the Future

Green Design: Looking Toward the Future It’s inevitable, we all get older.  And with age comes certain restraints that may challenge us in the everyday normal residential kitchen.  It’s always a good idea to keep in mind the future when renovating or designing a new kitchen.  By concentrating on a few specific areas, your kitchen can be designed to be accessible for the future without sacrificing a beautiful design! We are not all built the same, so why should all our counter heights be the same?  When designing a kitchen with accessibility in mind, it is a good idea to …

Aging With Your Home

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Green Design: Aging  With Your Home I am currently in the process of working with a client to renovate a 1920’s four-square home. The previous homeowners were an elderly couple that had lived in the home for almost 30 years. As my client took me through each room, it was interesting to see how the couple had renovated different areas over time, allowing their beloved home to age with them. Aging with the home is something, as designers, we face all the time. Not everyone is interested in downsizing or relocating to accommodate their aging needs. Many see that final …

Aging in Place

Aging in Place 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. His vision was of a world accessible to everyone regardless of abilities. Using some of the Universal Design principles when building a new home or doing a remodel allows a person to stay in their home longer and also increases the market for the home when it’s time to sell it. Have you ever sprained your ankle and realized how hard it is to get around in your …

September/October 2012

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About the Cover This kitchen by The Wills Company, Inc. embodies the company’s belief that a kitchen costs too much to not design it as you truly want it to be, not in hope that it will remain “in style.”  Jennifer Rader says, “Make your kitchen beautiful as you see ‘beauty.’“ Photo by Wiff Harmer. See our article about kitchen design trends here. Like us on facebook!  Click here

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 …