Most housing is designed for nuclear families, but most U.S. households don’t meet that description.
That’s why flexible floor plansand innovations including moveable walls, smart technology, multifunctional furniture and space-saving featuresare the future, according to a new exhibit, “Making Room: Housing for a Changing America,” at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C.
Speaking at the new exhibit,“Making Room: Housing for a Changing America, at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. CHPC’s Deputy Executive Director Sarah Watson noted, housing to accommodate the nucleus family will always be needed. However she went on to say “But today, the majority of our households are comprised of singles living alone, multi-generational families, and adults sharing their homes with roommates. Our population is also aging rapidly and will need new housing options that can support aging-in-place with diminished physical or cognitive abilities.
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