Nashville’s Aging in Place Idea House
The 2015 A Better Nest Idea House event was not your typical home tour–it did not showcase high design. The emphasis was on the thoughtfulness that goes into creating an environment that truly supports healthy aging.
Aging in Place has become a hot topic for those who are contemplating options for the future and for those who have loved ones who are older and adamant about remaining at home. A Better Nest’s work is to help assess and customize homes to accommodate the unique situations and goals of their occupants.
The majority of our work is retrofitting solutions into existing homes, however, in 2014–2015, we had the opportunity to consult with a local couple to design and build a new residence that supports their goal to remain at home long-term. They graciously allowed us to use their project as a forum to to engage the community in the conversation about Aging in Place in a tangible way.
Everyone’s story is different, but we think you’ll find elements of this one that will resonate with you. We invite you to read about this very special project and to envision your own better nest!