Each stage of life introduces new challenges when it comes to home design, but a thoughtful approach can help you create a home that is well-designed while still being suitable for you. Whether you’re raising a young family or are in the golden years and looking to have a comfortable home in which to age in place, key components should be taken into consideration to ensure your space is always comfortable — no matter your age or lifestyle. Here, the experts at Beth Haley Design discuss how they approach design for young families, empty nesters and aging homeowners, and they introduce ideas to help you transition your home as your life changes.
Designing a kid-friendly space may seem totally different from creating a grown-up space, but the fundamental principles of the design are the same. “When working with young families, we love to help our clients find the cause of the stress in their fast-moving life and find solutions to help make their home function better around their lifestyle,” Beth Haley remarks. “Often, this involves finding stylish storage in the home, making mundane chores inspiring by adding color and texture to your surroundings, and designing a place for everything to keep the clutter at bay and the stress level down. Young families crave fun, beautiful and easy spaces.” Kids will inevitably wreak havoc, but a space that is livable and beautiful is not a tall order.
Redecorating after the kids have flown the coop allows the opportunity to make your abode all your own. If you’ve always wanted an all-white couch, now’s the time. If you’ve ever dreamed of a relaxing master retreat, start the renovations. “Empty nesters finally have their day in the sun where they can make choices for themselves and can afford to buy things they have always wanted. No need to consider kid-friendly furniture … it’s time to splurge on yourself,” says Beth. Gone is the clutter, replaced by a well-curated collection of meaningful items from a life well lived.
Aging in Place
Aging in place is a new term and an approach to design, that applies to folks hoping to live longer within their own homes. Simple design choices can help seniors to do just that. “Maximizing safety and ease while making the home visually pleasing is crucial to aging gracefully in your home. It’s really a balancing act between function and beauty, yet when incorporated correctly, no one notices anything except for the beautiful spaces,” Beth explains of her approach to aging-in-place design.
Whatever your age or life stage, there are design solutions to make your home an enjoyable and functional space that meets all of your family’s needs. When you’re ready to incorporate some smart solutions into your interiors, Beth Haley Design can help. Learn more at bethhaleydesign.com.
This article is sponsored by Beth Haley Design.