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The Art of Custom Podcast Episode 10: Designing Your Home for All Seasons of Life

Certified Aging in Place Expert
Tiffany Dill, Occupational Therapist & Universal Design Expert

In this week’s episode, Kim and Danni talk with design and construction experts about the things easy design tweaks that will ensure your home serves you well – regardless of your season of life. They’ll talk about Universal Design principles that should guide your design to ensure that whether you’re designing for a life with small kids, designing to age in place during retirement, or some season in between – that your home will serve every family member.

This week’s guest are architect Jim Buljeski, Cindy Roeser of Roeser Home Remodeling (a Certified Aging in Place Expert), and Tiffany Dill, a Certified Occupational Therapist who specializes in home modifications and new construction.

Resources Mentioned in This Episode

AARP provides a simple list of things to do and not to do to when designing your new home – including their Home Fit Guide.

University of Buffalo Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access (IDEA center), a national resource center for universal design (they took over the NC State resources since 1999, where universal design principles were established).

Easy Living: Key Features for Low Maintenance Living
This article highlights design elements to consider when designing a home for aging in place.

Newest Developments in Aging in Place Design
This article lists many of the features discussed in our episode. Many of these Universal Design adaptations are simply good design, no matter the age of the homeowner.

Tiffany Dill, Blue Day 2 Designs
Connect with our guest, Tiffany Dill, for assistance with adaptive home design.

Jim Buljeski, Architect
Connect with our guest, Jim Buljeski, a gifted architect and design expert.

Cindy Roeser, Roeser Remodeling
Considering a home remodel in the St. Louis area? Learn more about our guest Cindy Roeser and her company Roeser Remodeling.

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