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AARP Guide to revitalizing your home: Beautiful living in the second half of life

Author: Bakker, R.
Type: Book
Year: 2010


This book will help families reimagine, redecorate, and remodel their home for the second half of life. Designed to empower 50+ adults, AARP's Guide to Revitalizing Your Home shows how to “age in place” by refurbishing your existing house using universal design elements-such as walk-in showers, level outdoor walkways, ample lighting, and kitchen appliances that eliminate the need to bend. These design suggestions can make your home safer and easier for everyone-no matter their age-without sacrificing beauty and style. Older adults and their families will find hundreds of inspiring photos, checklists to take personal inventory of their needs and the “universal potential” of their home, tips for working with contractors, simple DIY fixes, and much more.

Further Details

Publish Dates: September 7, 2010
Pages: 208
Publish Location: New York
Publisher: Lark
ISBN/ISSN: 9781600592805
Accession Number: October, 2010
Work Type: Book
Keywords: United Statesdesignhousingmodification
Reads: 232