4 Design Tips to Make Your Home Feel Fresh and New as You Age
Alexis Denton believes that good design can improve lives, at any age.
Denton, who has master's degrees in both architecture and gerontology, is a senior living strategist with the integrated design firm, SmithGroup. In her day-to-day role, she works to beautify senior living environments. “My goal is to help create environments that people at any age would say ‘hey, that’s a cool place. I could live there,’” says Denton. She’s found that small changes in the living environment — like fresh paint and improved lighting — can make a huge difference in a person’s mood and outlook. She says that those design tweaks can make just as much difference in individual homes as they do larger senior communities. Denton shared four tips to help spruce up your home without breaking the bank.