September - Free Webinars - Designing Kitchens & Baths that Make Life Easier: Lessons from the Universal Design Living Laboratory
Designing Kitchens & Baths that Make Life Easier: Lessons from the Universal Design Living Laboratory
Rosemarie Rossetti, Ph. D., CLIPP – President – Rossetti Enterprises, Inc.
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 – 12:00-1:00pm EDT
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Incorporating universal design in kitchen and bath projects results in homes that are more convenient, accessible, functional, peaceful, 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.,CLIPP
She and her husband, Mark Leder, 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, interactive program will identify what features can be added or changed to give clients total access, independence, and peace-of-mind. Through this in-depth virtual tour and presentation, interior designers will gain a different sense of space planning and accessibility from the personal perspective of Rosemarie who uses a wheelchair. Essential components for kitchens and baths will be illustrated through real working examples, as well as building techniques and products that are essential for any livable home.
Many clients are looking to remodel or build their homes to create their “forever home.” Kitchen and bath 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. Explore the costs versus value that universal design features add to a home. Come away able to communicate the concepts of universal 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 10 universal design features in the kitchen that provide added safety, access, and convenience for the homeowner.
- Identify 10 universal design features in the bathroom that provide added safety, access, and convenience for the homeowner.
- Pinpoint 5 design problems and their solutions that negatively affect daily living in the kitchen and bathroom.