I’ve been really pleased with Deborah Pierce’s new book, “The Accessible Home”. One of the homes showcased in this book is McMillan House, so I was thrilled to see that Mary Umberger over at The Chicago Tribune did an interview with Deborah. The featured image in the Tribune piece is of McMillan House’s kitchen and was taken by the talented Dawn Conners.
The interview reveals Deborah’s inspiration for “The Accessible Home”, which was written for “homeowners who are building or modifying a space for someone with disabilities, as well as for aging baby boomers who want to age in place comfortably.” The interview also talks in some detail about the challenges of accessibility in kitchen and bath designs. It’s a great read and a good way to get a little preview of a great book.
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