The Importance of Universal Design for Aging In Place

I was humbly honored to participate on a panel of industry experts in Universal Design at the NARI membership dinner back in May, 2015.  Josh Safdie, Assoc. AIA, of Kessler, McGuinness & Assoc., kicked off the event with an intro to Universal Design concepts and stressed the important need to create functional living spaces to “age in place” as the global population is aging at a rate of 30,000 people per day turning 65 years old. […]

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“Dumbwaiters on the Rise in New Homes and Renovations”

I read a recent, online article in the New York Times, “Dumbwaiters on the rise in New Homes and Renovations,” by Leigh Kamping-Carder and agree that nostalgia is making a comeback to some extent. A well manufactured dumbwaiter installed properly by a licensed elevator mechanic or factory certified technician will provide an economically feasible and safe way to move groceries, holiday decorations, recyclables, laundry and […]

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