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20 Innovative Dollhouses for a Good Cause
Prominent architects scale down for charity, creating dollhouses to be auctioned off to help kids with disabilities
"kids with disabilities Wanted to edit my comment to add I see two others were designed... learning disabilities. Great job! I don't know who Zaha Hadid is, but that one is my... kid of disability my self with a rare Bain malformation and now growing up to run... with a disability. On November 11, 2013, the dollhouses will be auctioned off. Money... kids with disabilities and their families.Famous architect Zaha Hadid submitted an abstract..."
Bungalow Bathroom Gains New Accessibility
"with a disability can mean an incredibly diminished — and dangerous — lifestyle. That’s... husband is a disabled veteran. Thanks for this article. While my husband copes now, his... us with disabilities. I'd like to see every new bathroom designed with such principles... level of disability if they live a good long life! IMO, all homes should be designed... people with disabilities could afford. I am not a fan of the bifold glass doors. It is..."
Design for All: Smart Interiors for All Members of the Home
"formerly non-disabled people to remain in their homes if they develop a disability, rather... with a disability, it's great to see these ideas coming to the attention of more people... physical disability but is a motivated little thing. He loves to help out in the kitchen... people with disabilities who would like to use a walk in bathtub. Great examples. Thanks..."
3 Home Features to Boost Accessibility
"develop a disability, either temporary or permanent. When we're vibrant and independent... you get disabled folk to use the ramp...make them disabled. I have not read all of... if" of disability and aging, we focus our clients on the benefit of convenience,... stupid "disability" design I've ever seen. You can be sure that old folk like me (77... inability and disability, we focus promoting UD solely on ANY-ability (i.e. convenience for..."
Houzz Tour: Mexican Home Gets an All-Access Pass
Flush thresholds and ramps are just some of the universal design features that make this Cabo Pulmo home entirely wheelchair accessible
My Houzz: Universal Design Helps an 8-Year-Old Feel at Home
An innovative sensory room, wide doors and hallways, and other thoughtful design moves make this Canadian home work for the whole family
"child with disabilities and as the sister of a woman with disabilities, I must say that... am also disabled and applaud this effort. Accessibility need not conflict with good... physical disabilities are the ones with a soft, buttery texture (like our Cuddle Soft... those with disabilities. Love the house - can you provide information on the floorboards... people with disabilities throughout our population. I've done formal research about it..."
The No-Threshold Shower: Accessibility With Style
How to Build a Better Shower Curb
Work with your contractors and installers to ensure a safe, stylish curb that keeps the water where it belongs
How to Add an Indoor or Outdoor Ramp
"severe disability, and it's good to know that with the quick build of a short removable... American with Disabilities Act dictates the use of handrails (Section 505 of the 2010 Standards)... and not disabled, but the ramp has come in so handy we're keeping it! L We are building... us is disabled, we are getting older and we hope this is our last house. We also... essential. Disability is often not "binary", that is, there is a range of ability between..."
Room of the Day: A Modern Lodge Embraces Universal Design
Homeowners design their Washington family vacation home to be accessible for their daughter with special needs and a mother in a wheelchair
"in the disability community agree. I especially appreciate the beautiful warm wood... embrace disabilities with dignity. The room with the fireplace looks awesome: a good... sort of disabled person to even minimally function in. Even using crutches can be... their disability. It is a condition they have. So referring to someone as a "paraplegic"... people with disabilities and ask them "what do you want to be called?" they will say "my..."
Convert Your Tub Space to a Shower — the Planning Phase
"bathroom and disability (difficulty to get into bathtub) and it's your lifetime home I would... care of disabled daughter. Can hardly get her in the shower now because of door in... Transfer of disabled daughter much easier for both toilet and shower. Joan you raise an... transffering a disable daughter. Knowing who the care giver is, what help a care giver can... for the disabled, since that was my intent to build a retirement home for my husband..."
What the Heck Is 'Good' Design Anyway?
We yearn for it and strive for it, but good home design isn't always easy to grasp. These 8 prescriptions from an architect can help
""senior" or "disabled" (which is insulting to PEOPLE with disabilities). UD merely distills... aren't disabled, do you think they're going to make renovations with compliance in... about disability or inability, it's about ANY-ability. Brazil, Europe and Asia are... someone disabled in the house), if universal design was really used, we wouldn’t see... qualify as disabled, I certainly consider myself to have limited mobility. And if it's..."
Retirement Reinvention: Boomers Plot Their Next Big Move
Choosing a place to settle in for the golden years? You're not alone. Where boomers are going and what it might look like
"due to a disability and I retired early because I could. We'd always lived "in town"... with our disabled adult son. His care was our main focus in my husband's early (57)... especially our disabled son, and location to family (or an international airport for ease... adult disabled son, not true in many southern U.S. states (or overseas). We can... with a disabled adult child was never something that we planned, oh so many years..."
My Houzz: Accessibility With Personality in an 1870 Home
"renovating for disabled. I'm 39yrs old & was in a terrible car accident last year. Left me... physical disabilities and also live in an old New England Victorian that we love. I... built with disability access. I'm so glad curbs now slant for strollers, ramps make easier... with a disability, I had to refelect on my earlier comments. After viewing the home... not as disabled as Elloise is described to be. We also live with lots of color and..."
Bathroom Workbook: The Right Height for Your Sinks, Mirrors and More
Making some bathroom upgrades? Here’s how to place all your main features for the most comfortable, personalized fit
"future disabilities. An accident left me in a wheelchair for a few months and gave... unexpected disability since you can pull a wheelchair up under it, the mirror is lower... for the disabled require 74" to the top of the glass. I am 6'-3" and over half of... Speaking of disabilities, one might also have included a bathroom with grab bars installed... remodel with disability (short term/long term) in mind. After a year of recovery from double..."