building or remodeling a farmhouse for a lifetime of living l.
Download
Skip this Video
Loading SlideShow in 5 Seconds..
Building or Remodeling a Farmhouse for a Lifetime of Living PowerPoint Presentation
Download Presentation
Building or Remodeling a Farmhouse for a Lifetime of Living

Loading in 2 Seconds...

play fullscreen
1 / 65
gustave

Building or Remodeling a Farmhouse for a Lifetime of Living - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

135 Views
Download Presentation
Building or Remodeling a Farmhouse for a Lifetime of Living
An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author. While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript

  1. Building or Remodeling a Farmhouse for a Lifetime of Living

  2. Universal Design Universal design is the design of products and environments to be usable by all people, to the greatest extent possible, without the need for adaptation or specialized design. Ron Mace

  3. Definitions • Accessible Design – usable by people with disabilities • Universal Design – appealing & usable by all people, including people with disabilities • Visit-Able Design – essential features of universal design

  4. Universal Design for Better Living Program • Situation: People want to “age in place” – but homes not designed for changing needs • Purpose: Universal design can facilitate “aging in place” • Funding: Iowa Department of Elder Affairs

  5. Program Components • Gadget Kits • Display Trailers • Web Site: Universal Design & Home Accessibility • Teaching Guides

  6. Five Lessons: • Universal Design: Better Tools for Everyday Tasks • The Easy-Visiting Home • The Essential Bathroom • Update Your Home for a Lifetime of Living • Planning a Community Event

  7. Lesson Components • Background readings • Teaching materials • Activities • PowerPoint presentations • Handouts • Set mini-goals • Participant evaluations • Instructor feedback

  8. The Easy-Visiting Home

  9. Start with the Basics (Easy-Visiting or “Visit-ability”) • Can visitors get in the house? • Can visitors get through the doorways? • Can visitors use the bathroom?

  10. Benefits of no-step entrances • Easy to carry groceries • Easy to push a baby stroller • Easy to move furniture • Easy to visit

  11. Easy-visiting entrance

  12. A ramp is an ugly solution

  13. A home with a no-step entrance can be beautiful (And look like any other home in the neighborhood)

  14. No-step entrance

  15. Lighting above address Lever door hardware Doorbell with light No-step entry

  16. Threshold transition less than ½” Non-slip flooring

  17. What about no-step entrances on challenging sites?

  18. Let car climb steep driveway to no-step porch entry

  19. A “bridge” can stretch across a ditch

  20. What about remodeling an older home?

  21. Before: 1870s house with steps

  22. After: 1870s house with no-step entrance

  23. Low-cost access in rural Iowa After: No steps Before: Steps

  24. Full-sized bath on main level

  25. This Not this An Easy-Visiting Bathroom Impossible for wheelchair users Spacious for family & guests

  26. The Essential Bathroom

  27. Start with full-size bathroom on main level

  28. Essential Features (universal design features) • Open floor space (5-foot turning circle) • 32 inch doorway (preferably 36) • Shower (usually) or tub

  29. This Not this Open floor space & wide doorways Impossible for wheelchair users Spaciousfor family & guests

  30. Shower usually more convenient than tub 36 x 36 size -- easy to reach controls from seated position Can sit or stand to shower Shower (36” x 36”) Adjustable shower head Removable seat

  31. Hand-held adjustable shower head Faucet controls off-set for easy reaching from outside tub Anti-scald controls Bathtub Alternative

  32. The Extras Other universal design features to add convenience and comfort

  33. The Extras • Lowered mirror • Non-slip flooring • Removable base cabinet front • Continuous flooring under lavatory • Raised toilet

  34. Color contrast between counter & sink Single-lever faucet Large, low mirror Low energy nightlight The Sink

  35. Gadgets & Gizmos • Shampoo & soap dispenser • Easy-change toilet tissue holder

  36. Plan for the future By including universal design features now, you won’t be forced to move or remodel if needs change in future.

  37. Convenient now—and in future Open knee space for seated users

  38. Open knee space under counter • Convenient for wheelchair or seated users • Electronic faucet – no handles to turn • Large, low mirror • Lighting from top to bottom

  39. Grab bars can be added later • Fold-down grab bar Grab bar in vertical position 

  40. Remodeling an existing bathroom for wheelchair users • Tub with transfer seating area • “Transfer shower” (36” x 36”) • Tub replacement shower (36 x 60”) • Roll-in shower (60” x 60”)

  41. No remodeling required Remove existing toilet seat & bolt on lifter Plug into electrical outlet Push button to raise & lower seat Electronic toilet seat lifter

  42. Update Your Home for a Lifetime of Living

  43. Can your home pass 3 tests? • Easy-visiting • Easy-living • Easy on the budget

  44. 1. Easy-visiting test • No-step entrance • Full-sized bathroom on main level • Bedroom on main level

  45. Easy-visiting entrance

  46. New entrance • No steps • Covered entry • Package shelf • Lever handles • Motion lights • Chair for resting

  47. Remodeled entrance Front entrance with steps Side entrance no steps

  48. This Not this Easy-Visiting Bathroom Impossible for wheelchair users Spacious for family & guests