The title of this article has two meanings–both important and relevant to all who use the kitchen.
First, for all homeowners, nothing is more rewarding than living day-to-day in a kitchen that feels “timeless” in style and aesthetic. Imagine a kitchen, maybe the one you have now, that you enjoy today — if it had been designed with this goal in mind. Fast forward 10 to 15 years and imagine that you have that same feeling and appreciation for your kitchen. This would put your kitchen into the category of “ageless”.
The second meaning relates to the actual ages of family members and friends who use the kitchen. “Ageless kitchens” are enjoyable to be in and work in, regardless of one’s age or physical abilities and limitations. Wouldn’t it give you peace of mind to know that, if you wish to stay in your home for years to come, you will be able to work in and enjoy your kitchen without limitation?
Achieving these two objectives is best accomplished by enlisting the expertise of a professional kitchen designer as early as possible in your kitchen design or remodeling venture.
Here is what I advise clients who want to have a classic, ageless kitchen that will withstand the test of time:
Kitchens that can be used by all, regardless of their physical ability or disability, are designed according to established Universal Design principles. Considering that, by the year 2020, over 20% of the world’s population will be over the age of 65, it is wise to pay attention to Universal Design Principles when designing or remodeling kitchens.
For more information on Universal Design in the kitchen and throughout the home, read: What is Universal Design?.
Call Sandra today at (703) 801-6402 to schedule a kitchen remodeling consultation. Sandra will help you get the most value out of your kitchen remodeling budget and ensure that all the details of your kitchen renovation proceed smoothly, on time and within budget.