My son Tyler gave me a gift card to “Barnes and Noble” for Christmas. I knew immediately what I wanted to purchase. I hopped in my car and took off to get the “Not so Big Remodeling” book by Sarah Susanka. Of course I own all of her books so I needed to keep my library up to date. Why this book you ask?
The future of America is downsizing. No one needs a 5000 square foot home any more. Actually they never did! Who needs their own home theatre? Who needs a lap lane? Who needs a four car garage? The population is aging and the demographics point to smaller families. It is time to be realistic and build homes that are tailored to fit the way people really live.
Go to www.susanka.com for more information. I think you will love … Read More »
I spent the past week taking classes on a favorite subject of mine – interior design for the aging population. I’m proud to say I passed three tests (Ugh!) and now am a Certified Aging in Place Specialist! That sounds impressive doesn’t it. But what does it mean?
Did you know that 25% of the US population is age 50 or over??? I had no clue! That statistic is huge!! I don’t know about you, but after a four mile walk, I sit down with an ice bag on my knee that has blown out from skiing and my husband pops a few ibuprofen for a rock climbing injury – something we never did 10 years ago. I think we are subtlety being nudged to think about how our home may need some modifications if we plan to keep on climbing … Read More »