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TRENDS
Creating a Sanctuary
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Wellness, safety and innovation
reign in living-in-place design
FTER A YEAR FILLED WITH FEAR and unknowns, consumers' homes have
become a multipurpose place to live, work and play. Most importantly,
home is a haven. And for a large percentage of the population - 16.5%
of which is 65 and older - safety, accessibility and comfort are key to
achieving this ideal. After the population saw a dramatic increase in
multigenerational households during the pandemic, the importance
of having accessibility for every age group has never made more sense.
" Homeowners are rethinking their spaces and how they can maximize
them to their full potential for decades to come, especially since the pandemic
has shown us that our homes are spaces where we need to feel comfortable all
day, every day, " said James Slattery, senior product manager at Elkay.
DESIGNING FIRST FOR SAFETY
Many clients today are looking to age in place but are hesitant to jump into
installing all the safety devices they think they might need. It is the designer's
job to instead educate them about the simple - and aesthetically pleasing
ways - they can make their homes safer now and in the long term.
" Some of the features that appeal to active adults involve creating safer
kitchens, as they like to entertain, " said Leslie Stern of Chicago-based Leslie
M. Stern Design. " Place appliances within a safe reach to avoid straining, use
three levels of lighting for function, and include good traction fl ooring to
avoid slippage and falling. "
Falling is the leading cause of both non-fatal and fatal injuries among
seniors, according to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. Up to
30% of these falls lead to moderate and severe injuries that can cause disability.
" To reduce the risk of falls, having a bathroom that is readily and easily
accessible is essential, " said Regis Saragosti, CEO of Sanifl o USA.
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tion accidents, the bathroom is the main culprit
in the home for trips and falls. Th is can be easily
changed by installing smaller, non-slip fl ooring tile
and creating either a wet room or a curbless shower.
" With a linear drain and the fl oor pitched correctly,
you can remove the unnecessary shower
curbs, doors and other barriers that may impede
transitions throughout the bathroom, " said John
Flaa, commercial sales director of Infi nity Drain.
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" Additionally, the removal of any unneeded
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By ERINN LOUCKS
/ SEPTEMBER 2021 / KBBONLINE.COM / Th e offi cial publication of NKBA (NKBA.org) and KBIS (KBIS.com)
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Kitchen & Bath Business September 2021

Editor's Note
KBIS Note
NKBA Note
Happenings
Tech Savvy
Trends
Deep Dive
KBIS
NKBA List
Better Business
Hot Topic
All Abroad
Research Roundup
Wellness Design
Before & After
Small Spaces
Solutions
What's Hot
Favorites
Last Word
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Kitchen & Bath Business September 2021 - Cover2
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Kitchen & Bath Business September 2021 - Editor's Note
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Kitchen & Bath Business September 2021 - KBIS Note
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Kitchen & Bath Business September 2021 - NKBA Note
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Kitchen & Bath Business September 2021 - Happenings
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Kitchen & Bath Business September 2021 - Tech Savvy
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Kitchen & Bath Business September 2021 - Trends
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Kitchen & Bath Business September 2021 - NKBA List
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Kitchen & Bath Business September 2021 - Better Business
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Kitchen & Bath Business September 2021 - Hot Topic
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Kitchen & Bath Business September 2021 - All Abroad
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Kitchen & Bath Business September 2021 - Research Roundup
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Kitchen & Bath Business September 2021 - Wellness Design
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Kitchen & Bath Business September 2021 - Before & After
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Kitchen & Bath Business September 2021 - Small Spaces
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Kitchen & Bath Business September 2021 - Solutions
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Kitchen & Bath Business September 2021 - What's Hot
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Kitchen & Bath Business September 2021 - Favorites
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