Inclusive (Universal) Design 22 Multi-generational households are staging a comeback. Blame the health of the job market, the housing market, aging adults, returning kids or all of the above. Homes need to accommodate more people with different needs today than in the past, & they needs to be aesthetically pleasing.
Inclusive (Universal) Design 23 Desire for invisible disabilityfriendly design. Kitchens arebeing used by more peoplewith varying mobility &sensory abilitiesGrowing interest in by youngerconsumers-they know whatthey want & where they wantto live for a long, long time
Inclusive (Universal) Design 24 Kitchen Layout features that cater to the multi-generational trend include:Higher toe kicksLower appliance installationsOpen knee spaces at the sinkVariations on pullout shelving that fully extends to keepeverything within reachSoft close drawersMotion in cabinetry is growing fast-with just a touch, -drive hardware moves thedrawers & doors for you
Inclusive (Universal) Design 25 Homes will be easier to move around in Comfortable for people of all ages & abilitiesTomorrows smaller homes will have slidingdoors, pocket doors, & other types ofmovable partitions to allow flexibility in livingarrangements
Inclusive (Universal) Design 26 Inclusive Design features likely to be included inthe avg. home by 2015: Zero-step entries or wider hallways Ramps vs. stairs or both Seating in shower Stepless shower Non-slip floor surfaces Grab bars in bathroom-updated looks, now an accessory Accessible main floor half bath
Inclusive (Universal) Design 27 Products showcased at KBIS thisyear include: Moen recognized that grab bars are smart for both aging adults and young kids. They worked with occupational & physical therapists to develop grab bars with good looks that integrate everyday functionality into their dual-purpose designs. rods, shelves and toilet-tissue holders.
Inclusive (Universal) Design 28 Products showcased at KBIS this year include: Porcer showed a seated shower that is safe for seniors & children American Standard debuted solid-surface shower floors featuring a gradual slope leading to a trough drain This high-end look offers a better layout for those with older vision. Kohler featured the Elevance Rising Wall Bath-an outer wall drops down for entry and exit, lowering with just five lbs. of force -100 Washlet toilet has lever handles for ease of use