Designing Kitchens for an Aging America

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Examines how kitchens are being designed differently for an aging population and how manufacturers might design products to better meet the needs of American consumers as they age.

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Report Length: 28 Pages | Published: 2011 | File Format: PDF


Based on insights from kitchen designers, this study examines how kitchens are being designed differently for an aging population and how manufacturers might design products to better meet the needs of American consumers as they age.



This 28-page report in based on a survey of 59 professional kitchen designers from RICKI's proprietary Kitchen Designer Panel and was completed in 2011.


Specific topics include:



  • Level of Designer Involvement

  • Number of Jobs for Aging Clients

  • Percentage of All Jobs for Aging Clients

  • What Seniors Fear Most

  • Emotional Aspect of Aging in the Kitchen

  • Kitchen Designers Doing More Kitchens for Older Clients

  • Keys to Aging-in-Place Design

  • How Designing for Older Clients is Different

  • Areas of Kitchen Designed Differently for Older Clients

  • Top 10 Product Features/Design Elements Desired

  • "Pain Points" for Older Consumers

  • Design Stories that Address "Pain Points"

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