Whether you are a consumer of design or someone who is the practice or in an associated profession, you probably know the impact good design can make on how we feel when we are in a space.
Good design is also about function. In fact, the success of room is probably more about how a space functions than how it feels. But how do you go from basic design to good or even "great design?"
The answer is found in the many design elements that make up a space. These elements can make a huge difference in how a room functions, elements such as better lighting, non-slip flooring, and easy-to-keep materials and finishes. We've assembled a very short list of some of the essential design elements that every home should have, especially if you plan to stay in place in a safe & secure environment.
These Basic Design Elements
Can Make A Difference To Those Who Choose To
Stay In Place.
• Lever-style door & cabinet handles
• Roll-outs & pull-out drawers in cabinets
• Off-set hinges for existing doors
• Clean indoor air quality
• Energy efficient appliances
• Non-skid textured flooring materials
• Enhanced ambient and task lighting
• Good acoustics
• Curbless entry into shower
• Taller toilet seats
• Balance bars
• Pressure-balance shower valves
• Level threshold door entry
• Multi-level counter tops
• Adjustable, easily accessible storage
• Low maintenance finishes & materials
• Elevated electrical outlets
• Lowered light switches
• Larger halls and passageways
• Wider doors with a minimum of 32"