Once inside the home, the best features allow all family members, especially aging adults, to see well, move to all areas of the home and make adjustments as needed.
Avoid tripping hazards by locating key functions on one level without steps up and down.
Open plan designs provide better lighting, shorter hallways and easier movement of all family members including those who require mobility equipment.
Natural and artificial lighting has to be bright, without glare and adjustable to tailor the lighting to varying people and activities.
Many designs show different ways to enhance adaptability to different family compositions and needs. Moveable walls, rooms that can divide and walls that fold away can alter space for group and private use as well as add and subtract bedrooms.
All controls should be easy to reach, see and use. Home technology can add a tremendous amount of utility and control over heating, cooling and safety.DOWNLOAD