Pinterest Predicts The Top Home Trends Of 2017

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It’s almost 2017 and that means a whole new year lies ahead with fresh ideas to come, including home trends. While no one can predict the future, the amazing team at Pinterest conducted a study to figure out what might be popular in the coming months. Based on recent spikes […] Read more »

The 15 Biggest Kitchen Design Trends of 2017

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When you think of the world of fashion, you think about how what’s in vogue and out of vogue changes by the season… In much the same way, what’s popular and not popular in kitchen design changes quite frequently, though not as frequently as haute couture… Every year, though, it’s […] Read more »

AARP: Most Boomers Want to Stay Put, but Active

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The majority of boomers would prefer to age in their current home, but a new report finds that the biggest factor that could sway their decision to uproot would be finding a home that better fosters independent living. By Hanley Wood Data Studio AARP recently concluded its comprehensive “Livability for […] Read more »

3 Innovative Options That Make Aging in Place Possible

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  The old standard of retiring and shuffling off to a retirement community is being re-written by baby boomers who want to enjoy their homes, embrace their communities and age in place as long as they can. By renovating their homes, engaging in the “Village” model, and finding innovative solutions […] Read more »

Boomers Start Downsizing For Retirement

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Last year Michele Leavelle quit her full-time marketing job, put her 3,600-square-foot Dallas house on the market for $319,000 and began searching for a new smaller home where she hopes to live out her years. “Where I move is where they’ll be carrying me out of,” she declares. But Leavelle, […] Read more »

How is an aging baby boomer generation changing the design of homes?

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Universal design is based on several concepts: Equitable use: All people use the design features in the same way. Flexibility in use: The feature can be adjusted depending on the user; for example, both right- and left-handed people could use it. Simple and intuitive: Any user could understand the feature, […] Read more »

5 Universal Design Needs for Aging in Place

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Aging in place, universal design, age-friendly communities: today’s boomers are quite interested in these buzz words, especially as they’ve watched their own parents transition to assisted living or nursing homes that they’d rather not call home. Just how interested are they? A 2011 AARP survey revealed that more than half […] Read more »

10 Best Apartment Designs of 2016

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                    Here are some great apartment designs that we’ve covered on DigsDigs during 2016.   This large apartment was renovated by architect Beata Pultorak in the style that the owners wanted: Oriental. <img src=’http://www.digsdigs.com/photos/2016/07/01-Bold-red-living-room-with-original-Indian-doors.jpg’ width=’640′ height=’363’>Oriental Apartment Where The Living Room […] Read more »

Aging In Place Comes of Age for Baby Boomers

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As members of the baby boomer generation reach retirement age, the U.S. is seeing a dramatic shift of economic and social ideas. There is a near universal desire by today’s seniors and baby boomers to age in place; that is, to stay in one’s own home and community safely, independently […] Read more »