LFA Architects

Aging in Place

We are available to consult on adapting your home or workplace to achieve comfort and personal freedom. Small changes can improve accessibility.

Lynne Funk, principal of LFA Architects, and Stacey Kmetyk, Certified Aging in Place Specialist and Feng Shui Practitioner, are pleased to announce their collaboration. The team will work together to solve clients’ spatial issues and improve accessibility in the home and workplace.

Lynne Funk Stacey Kmetyk

 

Wider Doorways for Comfort

Wider entries to rooms help mobility. Doorways in older homes are often narrower but 32” is the required clearance for ADA-compliant (Americans with Disabilities Act) doors. If increasing the door jamb is not feasible, extra space may be gained by replacing existing hinges with “swing-away” hinges.

Updated Hinges

Lighting Pathways and Surfaces

Lighted wall switches help prevent accidents. Task lighting to illuminate countertops can be added in kitchens. Downlights can be placed at entries.

 

Updated Lights

Threshold Free Bathrooms

Thresholds which are flush with the floor are ideal. For those with mobility challenges, roll-in showers with properly located and mounted grab bars, and a built-in folding seat can improve personal independence immensely.

Updated shower

We are available to consult on adapting your home or workplace to achieve comfort and personal freedom. We have specialists available to consult in the New York tri-state area as well as northeastern Pennsylvania and New Orleans, Louisiana.

For more information, or a free 10 minute phone consultation, please contact us at: contact@lfaarchitecture.com or 212-463-9519.