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Universal Design is For Everyone

If we take a look at universal design in our homes we can find many examples that a mere 10 years ago were absent from our home. Although some of which may have been used commercially or in situations where you were building or remodeling for disabled persons. Infrared sensors on faucets and hand dryers are just such examples, as are infrared sensors on toilets.

Universal Design is for Everyone

If we take a look at universal design in our homes we can find many examples that a mere 10 years ago were absent from our home. Although some of which may have been used commercially or in situations where you were building or remodeling for disabled persons. Infrared sensors on faucets and hand dryers are just such examples, as are infrared sensors on toilets.

Universal Design in the Kitchen

If you need examples please refer to my other articles on universal design. Please remember universal design is not just for disabled people. If you are designing for a disabled person and/or a wheel chair bound person please refer to the ADA guidelines for kitchen design.

Web Sites That help You Get and Stay Organized

If you’re looking for websites that offer ingenious organizational and time-saving products, there are plenty of them to be found on the internet. LillianVernon.

Furniture Arrangement Can Enhance Any Room

Chairs should be placed within eight feet of each other to encourage conversation. Position a table in such a way that it is easily accessible from every chair. Keep a light source near the seating area. Coffee tables should have a clearance of about 14 to 18 inches from the sofa. Side tables should

Making Your Closet Functional

A basic simple solution to the question “where do I hang all my clothes” is to install a double rod system. This will double the available space you now have to hang tops and sweaters, etc You can also hang shoe bags from your existing rod or purses and handbags, hats, and other accessories and place them within easy reach. There are also several very clever options that hang off the back of your closet door. Wooden or plastic clothing hangers are much better for you

Creative and Affordable Ideas To Bring Your Family Room To LIfe

Consider using pieces of furniture you have in other rooms into your family room to use when you have large gatherings. A short, double-sided dresser, or 1 sided with a decorative table cloth draping, can easily become a buffet when a table runner and an arrangement of candles or a colorful flower centerpiece is placed on top.

Trendy Bathroom Design For 2012

Today the trend is toward simplicity. Clean looks, simple soft lines without anything too ornate is the trend. Clients are also looking for bathrooms that function as relaxation centers. Designs that provide a calm and serene environment are being asked for more and more. People are under more stress every day and want to bring the spa ………

Bathrooms:Trending Styles

Bathroom Hardware and accessories pull things together they are the finishing touches. Gone are the days when this hardware and accessories were of similar textures, materials and finishes. Today the trend is toward simplicity. Clean looks, simple soft lines without anything too ornate is the trend. Clients are also looking for bathrooms that function as relaxation centers. Designs that provide a calm and serene environment are………

Outdoor Living Trends in 2012

Outdoor living is one of the fastest growing segments of the new emerging home market. Homeowners are looking to expand their living environment without expanding their budget,

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