Posts tagged accessibility
Small Spaces: Furniture Solutions for Accessible Micro Dwellings (Part 2)

Corinne Gail Interior Design continues our look at the solutions and products that make it easier for Accessibility and Small Space Living to coexist.  Today, Part II of our collection of furniture solutions, this time with a focus on Entertaining and Sleeping.

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Small Spaces: Furniture Solutions for Accessible Micro Dwellings (Part I) #AgingInPlace

Do you remember our post this past week asking one very simple yet oh so complicated question? The team at Corinne Gail Interior Design has been hard at work researching the answers, putting together a virtual source book of solutions proving that, YES, accessibility and small spaces can co-exist.  Starting with today's post - furniture solutions for Work and Storage - through next week we'll be publishing a series of posts highlighting the direct solutions that make Aging-In-Place possible with limited square footage.

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Accessibility & Micro Living, Can it Co-Exist?

It should come as no surprise that the rising cost of residential real estate is driving home buyers, both new and old alike, to seek out smaller abodes when making a home buying purchase.  With an emphasis on lifestyle amenities, location, and outdoor living spaces, the desired new home incorporates more features into less square footage and, often times, results in a more efficient way of living.

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Universal Design: The Sliding Barn Door

In the course of anticipating current and future needs in terms of physical accessibility, the fear of undertaking a major remodel or construction project can often hinder just how one goes with their quest for barrier removal, especially for those with older homes or smaller real estate.  Doors, especially in today's mass-market tract homes, can often times be the focus of many sleepless nights with too-narrow openings and door panels that occupy floor space essential to maneuverability. Increasing a room's footprint or structural layout, modifying wall framing for new, wider door openings, and even the possibilities that await inside a wall all become major concerns. Instead, all of these concerns may be alleviated with out of the box thinking, using a style of door originally designed to span large scale openings in traditional barns.  Just what is it that makes these standards of functionality perfect for maintaining true accessibility?

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