Luxury Kitchen Specification For Aging in Place, Forward-Thinking Options for the Mature Client

Universal design helps you deliver safe and accessible luxury kitchens for clients who choose to age in place.


The percentage of the population over 65 is fast-growing, and the vast majority of people want to stay in their homes as they age, but most homes are woefully inadequate to be safe and accessible for this population. This course describes general design considerations to make a luxury kitchen suitable for all users and indicates which features in cooking and refrigeration appliances are safe and accessible. Luxury Kitchen Specification For Aging in Place is for architects, designers, contractors, and installers with basic knowledge of ADA and code regulations.

This free AIAU course is brought to you through a partnership with Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove. By registering for this course, you grant AIAU permission to share your name and email address with Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove.

Learning objectives

  • Explain the need for universal design for aging in place and how it works.
  • List the general design considerations for an accessible kitchen.
  • Discuss specification of cooking appliances for aging in place.
  • Discuss specification of refrigeration appliances for aging in place.

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1.00 LU
  • HSW
  • RIBA

Course details

Contents: Video, quiz, evaluation

Passing Score: 80% on quiz