When we talk about making a home accessible, we think about step free access, grab rails, level entry showers. Whilst it’s obviously a good start, they’re not the only features you need to make your home accessible. Lots of disabilities are not visible, some we are born with while others appear as we age. Visual impairment is … More Why colour contrasting is more important than you think.
Numbers speak for themselves. Today, less than 1% of all homes are universally designed. This is the real housing crisis! Particularly when it costs no more to incorporate 90% of the Lifemark standards if this is done at the design stage. 800,000 people will need new homes in the next 10 years, and how we … More Accessible housing by the numbers
The kitchen is often the heart of the home: a place of life and exchanges. It is important that the kitchen experience is as pleasant as possible for everybody. Blum specialises in the production of functional hardware fittings especially for the kitchen and as a Lifemark™ partner since 2015, we share their vision for this … More How to make your kitchen more usable?
Are you planning to build your forever home? Do you want to age in place? What are some essential questions to ask your builder? Here are 5 questions you can ask your builder to get the house that will work best for you. 1. How easy is it for someone with a stroller to get … More 5 questions to ask your builder
1 . “An Accessible house looks like a hospital” Despite the clichés, it’s possible to have an accessible home that totally matches your taste, whatever it is. But a picture worth a thousand words, so here are a few examples of accessible homes that have nothing to do with hospitals: Higham Architecture – Don JamieSon … More 10 stereotypes about accessible housing
The American presidential elections have shown the world that two wrongs don’t make a right. … More Racing…to the bottom
Universal Design is a great concept. … More The U in Universal Design
While some tally the medals, others celebrate the Olympic spirit that endured beyond winning; the ability to play the game well. … More Who Cares Wins
Multi housing developments, mixed use, medium density, intensification, are all words that will now become part of the vernacular as we describe our neighbourhoods. … More New Ways of Living