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Publisher Comments:

The Baby Boomers are moving through the culture like the snake that swallowed the elephant. We've passed through the hippie, yippie, and yuppie stages, bringing with us the lion's share of the nation's economic activity. Now we are looking at our soon-to-be empty nests and getting ready to downsize. Our homes are our castles, but our castles are too big and unwieldy for the next phase of our lives. We want to replace the "big white elephant" with a small gem of comfort that is accessible, safe, and easily maintained.<P>Adelaide Altman has created a practical and timely guide to help prevent accidents, ensure comfort, and maintain an independent, sustainable lifestyle in your own home as you age. This could be the most exciting home renovation of your life! ElderHouse explains basic interior design elements to maximize living pleasure in a smaller living space. These homes that emphasize abilities, not disabilities.<P>Four maxims govern the design for the retrofit of your smaller, independent home: <BR>-- Begin with a dream<BR>-- Discover the fun<BR>-- Stay cool<BR>-- Be yourself<P>ElderHouse offers the basics for making the very most of the best house of all your own.

Book News Annotation:

An interior designer and design journalist writes a practical and warmly supportive guide to retrofitting a home for safety and comfort, the emotional and physical issues involved in choosing and moving to a smaller or more suitable home, and the aesthetics of creating a space that feels like home and brings joy to its inhabitants. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN:
9781931498111
Author:
Altman, Adelaide
Publisher:
Chelsea Green Publishing Company
Location:
White River Junction, Vt.
Subject:
Planning
Subject:
Domestic
Subject:
Dwellings
Subject:
Architecture
Subject:
Aged
Subject:
Architecture, domestic
Subject:
Older people
Subject:
Residential
Subject:
Buildings - Residential
Subject:
Architecture-Houses
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
235
Publication Date:
20021031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9.98x7.02x.62 in. 1.12 lbs.

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Architecture » Houses
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Engineering » Construction » General
Engineering » Home Construction » General

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