Categories for Interior Design

How Will This New Environment Fit My Lifestyle?

April 28, 2023 Published by

If you’re a senior in the Evanston and North Shore area who needs to make a move to a new environment, you’re probably wondering how that environment will fit your lifestyle. The same may be true if you’re the adult child assisting a senior to make a move, as well. Fortunately, there are ways to make a lifestyle change and new environment easier for you. This can help protect your... View Article

5 Essential Tips to Help Seniors Avoid Falling at Home

March 15, 2019 Published by

As far as home design for seniors is concerned, taking steps to minimize the risk of slipping and falling is a top priority. Millions of people aged 65 and older fall every year, and one out of every five falls causes a serious injury, such as a broken bone, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There are a number of risk factors that can make seniors likely... View Article

Is Aging in Place Right for You?

December 6, 2018 Published by

Most people prefer to stay where they are as they age: The AARP reports that 90 percent of older adults want to stay in their homes for as long as they possibly can. However, the health issues and other changes that inevitably affect seniors can make aging in place difficult. For example, decreased balance and worsening vision can turn elements of the home like staircases and rugs into safety hazards,... View Article

4 Essential Decluttering Tips for Seniors

November 15, 2018 Published by

Many of us find ourselves accumulating collections of various items (e.g., books, clothes, magazines) over the years, whether or not they have sentimental value. At some point, all of that stuff can get in the way and make your living space less than optimal, particularly for seniors. Whether you’re getting ready to move or just re-organizing your current living space, decluttering can be a daunting task. The following tips can... View Article

5 Key Home Design Suggestions for Seniors Looking to Age in Place

October 12, 2018 Published by

As people age, they commonly experience changes such as decreased balance and declining vision that can lead to falls and other accidents, according to the National Safety Council (NSC). Certain aspects of your home – such as stairs and throw rugs – can become safety hazards. More than one out of four older people falls each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Fortunately, it’s possible to... View Article

3 Essential Steps for Proper Paint Disposal

July 20, 2018 Published by

After a home improvement/decorating project, you might find yourself with some partially full cans of paint that you’re not sure what to do with. Just dumping it down the sink or simply throwing the cans in the trash is NOT the way to go: Since paint can be a toxic substance, it’s important to dispose of it in a way that’s safe and environmentally friendly, according to Lowe’s. Luckily, it’s... View Article