Lindsay Hester ASID
Photo: Paul Burlingame Photo
Special features of the kitchen makeover incude 17 light sources by Lightworks
Architectural Lighting, solar powered draperies by Lessler's Draperies and
Design, and innovative custom cabinetry with an appliance garage by Cabinetry
living longer, healthier lives than ever before, and like fine wines we are
better with time. But can the same be said of our homes?
As homes age, new challenges arise that require new solutions. Hazards in the
home can lead to falls and other accidents and represent serious health
challenges for 1 in 3 people over the age of 60. We need to make our homes
functional, attractive, and safer.
The Designed for
Life - Kitchen & Bath Contest is a public
awareness campaign that demonstrates how today's new designs and technologies
can meet our new needs using concepts such as Universal Design for aging in
place. Universal Design: spaces should meet the needs of all users with as
few barriers as possible and be aesthetically pleasing. Aging in Place: the ability to live
in one's own home and community safely, independently, and comfortably,
regardless of age, income or ability level.
Inspired by AARP's national Recession Remodel
contest, Designed for Life challenged San Diego's best designers to find
creative and innovative solutions for homeowners in our area.
The project is a community wide collaboration of more than 40 businesses and
organizations led by three nonprofit agencies, ReVisions Resources in
partnership with AARP San Diego and the San Diego Chapter of the American
Society of Interior Designers (ASID). For more about this project, visit: