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Redesigning A Home EDSGN 100 Section 205 Carly Bixler, Mike Palmer, Anne Pauley, Patrick Robb.

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1 Redesigning A Home EDSGN 100 Section 205 Carly Bixler, Mike Palmer, Anne Pauley, Patrick Robb

2 Background Opportunity Different Problems Constraints Our Solution Conclusion Table of Contents

3 Tom and Barb moved into 1221 Mayberry Lane in 1988 World War II Veteran Alzheimers, Wheelchair, Arthritis, Hearing Impaired Extremely happy with house Background On Homeowners

4 Sustainability Ease of living Opportunity

5 Electric bills o Outdated appliances Water bills o High water pressure, regular flow shower heads, top-load washers Economic Sustainability Problems

6 Increase their "ease of living" o Narrow doorways o Basement is inaccessible o inefficient home cooling system Social Sustainability Problems

7 Use a lot of electricity They use a lot of water Environmental Sustainability Problems

8 $15,000 budget Wife in a wheelchair with alzheimers Safety and code requirements Size/structure of the home The owner's interests Expedience Constraints

9 Low flow shower heads Decrease overall water pressure Front-loading washing machine Solar panels Central air conditioning Expand hallway width Potential Solutions

10 Stair Lift For Basement More efficient appliances o Fluorescent light bulbs o TV's with sleep timers o Air conditioners Potential Solutions

11 not one of specific homeowner concerns We recognize the opportunity to design solutions for this situation. Handicap Accessible Kitchen

12 Problems: standard height countertops (too high) difficult to reach across countertop depth impossible to reach stove controls and freezer Handicap Accessible Kitchen

13 Solutions: lower counter height to 32" (ideally) use storage such as revolving "lazy susan" to make counter depth accessible. specialized handicap stove with controls on front Use bottom-freezer unit Handicap Accessible Kitchen

14 Standard wheelchair width: o 24"-27" ADA recommended minimum width: o 32" doorway width o 36" hallway width Expanding Doorways/Hallways

15 Back Deck Door o restricted opening from kitchen o change hinge/door type to allow door to open to exterior wall Bathroom Door o restricted opening into bathroom o current doorknob collides with tub surround o pocket door Expanding Doorways/Hallways

16 GE Profile Frontload Washer & Dryer o 150 kwh per year, saving $30 per year o eWash and eDry options cut down energy bills by 10% Fluorescent light bulbs Low flow shower heads Sustainable Solutions

17 Environmentally o Uses less resources Economically o Smaller bills Socially o house is more livable These solutions make the home more sustainable

18 The McBrides are happy with their home, but there is always room for improvement. Solutions: o widening hallways/doorways o low-flow showerheads o front load washer and dryer Conclusion

19 "ADA Home Page - Ada.gov - Information and Technical Assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act." ADA Home Page - Ada.gov - Information and Technical Assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act. ADA, n.d. Web. 05 Aug Verwymeren, Adam. "Do Front-Load Washers Save Money, or Just Water?" Fox News. FOX News Network, 16 Feb Web. 05 Aug Resources

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