Designing Homes that Make Life Easier
(3 CE credit hours)
Instructors: Rosemarie Rossetti, Ph.D. and Mark Leder
This class is a combination course and tour of the national-acclaimed Universal Design Living Laboratory (www.UDLL.com) which is a spectacular Frank Lloyd Wright inspired Prairie Style 3,500 square foot home unlike any you've seen. Clever design features and meticulous detailing make this home accessible, convenient, functional, peaceful and safe for everyone during every stage of life - regardless of age, size or physical ability.
A high-performance custom home, it showcases asked for, forward-thinking features, such as universal design, green and healthy construction, and feng shui principles. Realtors will learn about these benefits during the tour and presentation.
This national demonstration home and gardens is the personal residence of the presenters and general contractors/builders, Mark Leder and Rosemarie Rossetti.
Rosemarie uses a wheelchair for mobility and will share her experiences and demonstrate the features in her home that provide her total access and independence. Mark stands 6'4" and will demonstrate how many of the elements in the home design cater to his needs. Multiple needs, abilities and access considerations were all part of the design process when this home was on the drawing board. They will both review what works, what sells and where the challenges are.
Realtors will learn what it takes to develop a timeless universal design home. This program focuses on the latest in universal design features and products. Participants will see the newest products that satisfy a discriminating buyer and examine first-hand how these products add value to the home and to the quality of life for the home owner.
Realtors will come away with renewed confidence as they work with their next client to buy an existing home or build a new home. The will use the checklists and continue learning through the many resources they will be directed to on the subject of universal design and green building.
- Identify smart design solutions that provide independence for home buyers with multiple needs and abilities
- Define the following terms: universal design, accessible design, adaptable design, aging in place, barrier-free design and visitability
- Recall all seven principles of universal design
- Pinpoint design solutions that positively affect daily living and gain real-life understanding of true universal design, accessible design, barrier-free design, adaptable design, aging in place and visitability
- Provide direction for future clients in purchasing an existing home or building a new home based upon universal design features and products
- Recognize 20 essential universal design components that provide for accessibility, independence, convenience, safety and comfort in the design of the kitchen, bathrooms, wardrobe and home entrances
- Communicate the concept of universal design to their clients
- Suggest to clients to incorporate universal design features into a residential housing construction project that can prevent costly renovation later
- Talk confidently to their clients about how health goes beyond environmental quality when building or remodeling a home
- Articulate that green building and accessibility go hand in hand for the welfare of all
Cost: $50 for members if paid by 8/9 ($65 after 8/9); $60 for MLS only and non-members if paid by 8/9 ($75 after 8/9)
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