• Virginia DesRoches

Top 7 Most Important Features for Your Forever Home

Updated: Aug 29, 2020

A forever home should have the ability to grow and age with the people who live in it. No one wants to outgrow their biggest investment or have it lose it's functionality.

I'll be sharing a few important and easy ways to design a space that will support you long-term.

Photography by Michael J Lee

1. Motorized Window Treatments

Motorized window treatments offers maximum safety for children and pets, boosts your home's energy efficiency, protects your furniture from the sun and adds security when you're away from home.

2. Easily Operable Windows

Installing windows that open inward/outward direction for ease as opposed to double hung windows that open up and down are much easier when mobility decreases 10 to 20 years down the road.

3. Low Kitchen Drawers under Countertops and Island

Having lower kitchen storage that includes drawers instead of open cabinets offers easy accessibility (no matter your age), better organization, and no digging to the back.

4. Walk-in Showers and Attractive Grab Bar

Creating a walk-in-shower that is easily accessible and even considering an attractive grab bar that can function as a towel rack and source of support are all added benefits while adding beauty and functionality.

5. Soft Flooring for the Feet and Back

Installing softer flooring is kinder on our backs and feet over the years. Some recommended options are luxury vinyl and cork.

6. Lever Style Door Handles

Twistable door knobs can be difficult to turn when mobility decreases (or for the little hands of grandkids!) A better option is lever style door handles that are more practical and beautiful.

7. Smart Home Technology

Smart home technology is taking off in the home industry and going beyond just motorized window treatments. I encourage you to investigate and integrate now as a seamless, easy way of life!

Your Beautiful Forever Home

Remember, practical design does NOT have to mean that it's not beautiful, personal or all the things you want your home to be!

There's so many advantages to working with an experienced interior designer who can help you plan and select the right finishes for your home. I'm passionate about bringing your forever dream home to life!

Ready for a home that's as beautiful as the people in it? We'd love to help. Let's talk!

Until next time,


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