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Welcome to the Ideas Blog

Tips, stories, suggestions and design expertise from the ShelfGenie Community

Areas to make your own in your newly empty nest

November 9, 2017

If your children have flown the nest and you're reaching retirement age, you are among the many baby boomers who are getting excited about the next phase of their lives. Whether you're planning to renovate your current home or downsize to a smaller space in a new location, chances are you have some project ideas in mind to make your home more personal and functional. Here are some areas to think about. 

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Design Expertise

Prepare Your Home for Universal Design

October 12, 2017

An overwhelming majority of aging adults want to remain in their home for as long as possible. Many are unable to do so because their environment no longer works for them. Renovations are often required to incorporate a person's physical and mental limitations, and how these might change over time. Universal Design emphasizes design that is attractive and functional for a broad range of individuals.

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Universal Design: An Introduction!

September 28, 2017

Living or working in a space that does not meet your needs can be frustrating. Every environment should be designed to meet the needs of the people who use it. Universal Design is accessible, usable, and convenient for everyone, regardless of age, size, ability, or disability. It is not an exclusive design that will benefit a minority of the population; it is the fundamental condition of good design. Throughout the design process of a building, product, or service, Universal Design considers the diverse needs and abilities of a wide range of individuals.

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Creative Solutions

Areas to make your own in your newly empty nest

November 9, 2017

If your children have flown the nest and you're reaching retirement age, you are among the many baby boomers who are getting excited about the next phase of their lives. Whether you're planning to renovate your current home or downsize to a smaller space in a new location, chances are you have some project ideas in mind to make your home more personal and functional. Here are some areas to think about. 

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Benefits of being a Baby Boomer

October 26, 2017

As a Baby Boomer, you're different than every generation that precedes you. Born between the years of 1946 and 1964, your generation has reaped the benefits of abundant amounts of food, apparel, peak levels of income, and retirement programs. You've likely raised your children, have a career or are nearing retirement, and have an active lifestyle. During this season of life, relish in the freedom and creativity that comes with aging gracefully in today's world. Here are some benefits to being a boomer.

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