Design for Living

Bringing a newborn home from the hospital can come with stress for any parent. Coming home with twins can be double the stress. So what happens when you are the parents of a six- and

Accessibility on the Hudson River

On a quiet, tree-lined street in upstate New York, just minutes from the scenic Hudson River, sits a newly designed house nestled among typically older structures. While most people building a house from scratch would

A Home That Fits – Adapting Living Space to Ability

When 20-year-old Sophia Sanford and her parents made a move from Florida to suburban Atlanta, their highest priority was finding a home that would be wheelchair-accessible. “I was used to the flat landscape of Florida,”

To Remodel or To Build?

The question of remodeling an existing house to make it wheelchair accessible or building a new barrier-free house is a difficult decision. Here are some initial questions and considerations followed by a list of pros and

A Home for the Whole Family

Looking back at their previous housing situation, Laurie and Jeff Schutz can’t imagine how they ever survived. It wasn’t that long ago that the Schutz family of five was living in an 1,100 square foot,

The Gordon Family Builds an Accessible Home

Julie Gordon remembers the dozens of gouges in her hallway walls, the struggle to get her son from one room to the next, and the crowded feeling of not being able to breathe in her

Accessible Designs

Pearl and Reuven Rockford were living in a split-level home in Connecticut when their daughter, Dina, was eight years old. She was developmentally delayed and severely disabled due to an early childhood illness. Dina was