Rosemarie Rossetti, co-owner and general contractor of the Universal Design Living Laboratory will review what works and where the challenges are in her national demonstration home. Participants will identify smart design solutions that provide independence for home buyers with multiple needs and abilities, pinpoint design problems that negatively affect daily living, and gain real-life understanding of universal design, accessible design, adaptable design, aging in place, and visibility. Essential components for kitchens, baths, wardrobe/laundry, and entrances will be illustrated through real working examples, as well as building techniques and products that are essential for any livable home.
Join Rossetti for an in depth tour of this home. Learn what features and products captured the most interest from those who toured this home, as well as those that are providing the most independence, convenience, safety and accessibility. Discover the fine points in design that make this home stand out as a model of excellence.
- Incorporate universal design features into residential housing.
- Recognize universal design features in the kitchen, bath wardrobe/laundry, and entrance that provide for accessibility, independence, safety and comfort.
- Recognize problems in existing homes that limits accessibility and provide solutions to improve accessibility.
- Understand how the ZeroStep Certification program can help with Aging in Place, ADA, UD and assistive technology in design, construction and verification.