October - Free Webinars-Designing a Wardrobe/Laundry Room for Accessible Storage: Lessons from the Universal Design Living Laboratory
Designing a Wardrobe/Laundry Room for Accessible Storage: Lessons from the Universal Design Living Laboratory
Rosemarie Rossetti, Ph.D., CLIPP – President – Rossetti Enterprises, Inc.
Thursday, October 17, 2019 –12:00-1:00pm EDT
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Incorporating universal design in the wardrobe/laundry room results in homes that are more convenient, accessible, functional, and safe for everyone during every stage of life — regardless of age, size, or physical ability. Find out what works, what sells, and where the challenges are from Rosemarie Rossetti, Ph.D. Essential storage components for the wardrobe/laundry room will be illustrated through real working examples.
She and her husband led the design team, were the general contractors, and live in the Universal Design Living Laboratory www.udll.com This is the top-rated universal design home in North America earning three national universal design certifications.
Rosemarie’s information-packed program will identify what features can be added or changed to give clients total access and independence. Through this in-depth virtual tour, interior designers will gain a different sense of space planning and accessibility from the personal perspective of Rosemarie who uses a wheelchair. This multi-purpose room is both a master closet and laundry room. See how hanging and folded clothing are stored and accessed. All clothing in this room is accessible and can be washed, dried, ironed, and stored from a seated or standing position.
Many clients are looking to remodel or build their homes to create their “forever home.” Designers who can counsel clients about universal design features and benefits, important to present and future housing needs, are in a better position to attract and keep clients for life. Conversations need to include a discussion about the importance of universal design and how homes that include these features will better serve the homeowners in the present, as well as in the future. Come away able to communicate the concepts of universal design and accessible design to your clients, and articulate smarter design solutions that provide independence, safety, and convenience for your clients with multiple needs and abilities.
At the end of this session you will:
- Identify universal design and accessible design features in wardrobe/laundry room that provide storage solutions.
- Define universal design as it applies to products and environments to be usable by all people.
- Define accessible design as it applies to the needs of people with disabilities.