Design experts like Drina are uniquely qualified to create supportive environments that are functional and pleasing for older adults and those with special needs.
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The test of strong design is both fit and feel. In designing for longevity, Drina combines design details with function to reflect the uniqueness of each client.
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Do you or a loved one want to age in place? For homeowners who prefer to stay in their current home, Design for Longevity by Drina takes into account accessibility as well as aesthetics. Think comfort, convenience and best use of space – whether remodeling, reconfiguring rooms or modifying to build in features for greater mobility, agility and enjoyment.


For those contemplating a change of place, DWELLING Spaces + Places can guide you
through the process of relocating. Drina and her experienced associates start by evaluating
quality-of-life needs and choices with you. Then, they provide options and step-by-step
plans for making your next place of residence a truly beautiful home.

ASSESSMENT

To understand the situation and issues
you are facing, we start by getting to
know you. Respecting confidentiality,
we typically inquire about:

  • Physical condition
  • Lifestyle and day-to-day activities
  • Qualify-of-life priorities
  • Prognoses and long-term care needs
  • House and its condition
  • Family and community assistance
  • Financial assets

PLANNING

To help you or a loved one make an informed decision about how or where to live, we use our expertise and assessment findings to identify solutions. For client consideration, we present:

  • A strategy for maximizing assets over time to meet expected needs
  • A list of options, whether modifying, remodeling or relocating
  • Benefits and consequences of top options
  • Universal design ideas for improving
    any living environment
  • Estimated costs & timeline for selected option
  • Step-by-step plans for implementation

IMPLEMENTATION

Once we get your go-ahead, we procure the resources and services to implement plans customized to your requirements. These include:

  • Modifications to home to increase efficiency, convenience and safety
  • Barrier-free floor plans to facilitate mobility
  • Environmental design and technology
    to reduce social isolation
  • Adaptive design for kitchens and bathrooms
  • Alterations to lighting to aid
    diminished vision
  • Color and surface palettes to
    accentuate perception
  • Staging and decorating for resale of family home
  • Floor & décor plans for new dwelling
  • Personal shopping and installing of furnishings and accessories