I spoke at the Holly Springs Rotary Club on Wednesday and covered the various topics surrounding adaptability in the home for aging parents or ourselves. Topics covered include 10 easy ways to make your home safer and more convenient along with 10 suggestions for larger projects that renovate to a greater extent. Part of the topic also includes “how to talk with Mom and Dad about this concept”. The whole idea of adaptability in the home takes the ideas included in Universal Design which has been around for 20 years and wraps the modifications with a warm and fuzzy blanket that not only works for the homeowner but also looks great in the home. This adds great value to the project and ultimately in the resale value of the home.