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The accessible home : designing for all ages and abilities / Deborah Pierce.

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Location: Stoney Creek STACKS TH4816.15 .P54 2012
Barcode: 30731101160988
Status: Available

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781600854910
  • ISBN: 1600854915
  • Physical Description: 234 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
  • Publisher: Newtown, Connecticut : Taunton Press, 2012.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Machine generated contents note: Introduction: What is an accessible home? -- Part 1: ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING -- 1. Getting Around, Inside and Out -- 2. Spaces for Living and Dining -- 3. Cooking and Preparing Meals -- 4. Personal Hygiene and Care -- 5. Dressing and Sleeping -- 6. Utility Areas -- 7. Outdoor Places -- Part 2: CASE STUDIES -- Part 3: Managing the Project and Process.
Summary, etc.:
"Millions of baby boomers are approaching the golden years. While it's a marker worth celebrating, it can also be a reminder of uncertain times ahead. How will I manage? Can I stay in my home? The Accessible Home goes beyond ramps and grab-bars to help aging boomers, or those faced with disabilities, accomplish home accessibility on a deeper level. With a focus on closing the gap between home and homeowner, architect Deborah Pierce leads readers through the steps of universal design--from hiring the right architect to creating a pleasing space with the final details. Plus, an insider's look at 25 case studies shows that the best design is built in, not tacked on, and that "accessible" can be both beautiful and functional. The Accessible Home empowers people of all ages and challenges them to create homes that restore independence and the grace of daily living"-- Provided by publisher.
"The idea of the accessible home has evolved beyond grab-bars and ramps to one where accessibility is built into the design, making living in the house easier both for people with disabilities and those without disabilities, young and old"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Universal design.
Dwellings > Barrier-free design.
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