Kitchen Planning for the Generations

Appliance technologies and the kitchen’s place in the home have changed drastically over the past twenty years. Modern kitchens have grown in size and are now the heart of the home for entertaining, dining and working. Many times there are several people cooking at the same time. Given these scenarios, it is important to consider the entire range of users, from young children to the elderly.

In this course we will discuss how kitchen planning can serve the needs of three generations, from Generation Y (aka Millennials) to the Baby Boomers. We will focus on how these groups differ in their vision of how a kitchen should function, style preferences, appliance requests, acceptance or integration of technology into the space, and universal design.

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Industry Trends in Kitchen Design

This course will identify key trends on the horizon that relate to kitchen design and product specification. The course will cover advances in appliance, fixture, finish and material technology, as well as trends in space planning and kitchen connectivity.

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VR2012 - Reinventing Market Rate Housing

Creating high-design spaces for urban dwellers doesn't have to bust their budget or the developers'. Strategies of natural light, extended views, shared common spaces, and passive heating and cooling can help a small space live larger and leaner in maintenance costs.

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