Living In Place
Carrie is a Certified Living In Place Professional™. The Living In Place Institute is an educational organization devoted to increasing knowledge and awareness for professionals and other influencers about increased safety and accessibility in all homes, allowing current and future occupants continue to live in place comfortably and safely regardless of their age or physical condition.
Whether it’s called Aging-In-Place, Universal Design, Positive Aging Principles or just good, common sense design – it all comes down to thoughtful design solutions at any stage of life. Recently, I earned the Certified Living in Place Professional (CLIPS) certification, which assures my clients that I have the knowledge and skill set to help them make educated decisions when planning their home interiors.
Looking at the big picture of how our home interiors effect not only our well-being, but our health in general, means thoughtful consideration should be made in ALL aspects of your design decisions. Before I even consider a color palette or piece of furniture, I ask my clients detailed questions about their own lifestyle and daily living habits and those of their immediate and extended family and friends.
This is never more important than when a client tells me, “This is our forever home!” This means that special consideration should be made regarding special needs, mobility issues and overall universal design needs for now AND in the future. This can be as simple as widening doorways and eliminating threshold issues or encompass additional lighting needs or ease-of-use protocol.
So whether you are building a new home in a 55+ community or renovating your existing home with plans to stay long-term, it is crucial to hire an interior designer with knowledge and expertise to ensure that your needs are met today and tomorrow!