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Interior design tips that can help the elderly

Here are some interior design tips that can help the elderly. 20% of the population are elderly and it’s our job as designers to make a comfortable and safe environment.

Smart Furniture

  • Furniture should be easy to lean on and placed in a convenient spot.
  • Avoid furniture that has sharp ends.
  • Select double-rub furniture fabrics with a thread count of 30,000 for added durability and comfort.
  • Choose a round table with a solid top- not glass.

Smart Kitchen

  • Place frequently used items in a waist-high cabinetry. This eliminates the need to reach high or bend low-which reduces the risk of falling.
  • Drawer pulls are easier to grip then knobs.
  • Ranges with control at the front.
  • Level handed faucets and varied counter heights.
  • Drawer-style appliances, such as dishwashers.
  • The recemented amount of floor space in front of each appliance is 30″-48″ for universal accessibility.

Safe walking

  • Avoid using scatter rugs- It’s easy to slip and fall. This helps prevent an accident.
  • Tuck electrical cords behind furniture.
  • The recommend height for light switches are from 44″ to 48″ inches.

Sharper Vision

  • Create a strong color contrast between major pieces of furniture, walls, and floors.
  • Darker color bathroom walls allow seniors to easily see the white toilet and sink.
  • Color also affects mood. Soft pinks and greens can help you feel at peace, while red and orange can improve energy levels.
  • Use nightlights or motion senor lights to help with nighttime navigation.

 

Safe Bathrooms

  • Grab bars.
  • Handhled showerheads.
  • Benches or fold-down shower seats.
  • Off-center, easy-to-reach shower controls.
  • Non-slip flooring
  • Roll- in or curbless showers