Why hire a designer?
You made a commitment to invest in your home. Hiring a Certified Designer is one of the most pivotal decisions that affect a kitchen, bath, or whole-house renovation project.
Who doesn’t get excited about improving where they live? My goodness, the abundance of inspiration and products available at your fingertips! But what happens when your vision is clouded by too many choices? Or when the reality of budget rains on your parade of ideas? It is time to hire an experienced designer who takes education seriously.
Becky Sue is an Award-Winning, Certified Master Kitchen & Bath Designer, Certified Living In Place Professional™ and a Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist.
She will study your lifestyle, the architectural design and flow of your home. Together your wants, needs and budget will be prioritized. Furthermore, considerations to not just living, but also aging in your home will be evaluated so that your home will grow with you, function more efficiently and be more comfortable and safe for everyone.
With 30 years of experience, she confidently guides you through the process, minimizes your stress and present creative solutions that will transform the way you love where you live.
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Whether you are seeking a consultation, hourly design services, or a full turnkey renovation, BeckySue is your advocate. Your choices are backed with 30 years of experience guiding you. That alone is a significant stress reliever.
BeckySue's CertificationsCMKBD • CLIPP™ • CAPS
What is CLIPP™?
CLIPP™ stands for Certified Living In Place Professional. This program was developed by the Living In Place Institute and is endorsed by the National Kitchen and Bath Association. Living In Place is the practice of making all homes accessible, comfortable and safe for everyone. Aging-in-place is directed towards older adults. Universal design is only a set of principles, Many professionals now refer to CLIPP as the “How-To” manual for universal design.
This fundamental shift and solution for safer homes started with understanding the principles of universal design which grew into the limited approach of “aging in place”. This has now evolved into a complete approach of simply making homes more safe and comfortable for everyone. It is not just for those who are older or have disabilities, but for all homes.
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Did you know?
Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries among older adults. Every two weeks a child dies in the U.S. because of a piece of furniture or TV fell on them at home. All homes should be safe for all ages.
What is CMKBD?
The Certified Master Kitchen & Bath Designer® (CMKBD) is a National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) accreditation that recognizes noteworthy experience and achievements in the kitchen and bath industry. A CMKBD must possess their Certified Kitchen Designer (CKD) and their Certified Bath Designer (CBD) certifications and meet several benchmarks of experience and involvement in the industry.
An NKBA Certified Kitchen & Bath Designer® specializes in the design, planning, and execution of residential kitchens. Furthermore, they have extensive knowledge of building codes, appliances, and mechanical systems. Certified Kitchen & Bath Designers write specifications and draw plans that are easily interpreted by plumbers, electricians, and installers.
What is CAPS?
The NAHB Remodelers™ Council, in collaboration with the AARP, NAHB Research Center, and NAHB Seniors Housing Council, developed the Certified Aging in Place Specialist program to provide comprehensive, practical, market-specific information about working with older and maturing adults to remodel their homes for aging-in-place.
A Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) trained in:
- the unique needs of the older adult population
- aging-in-place home modifications
- common remodeling projects
- solutions to common barriers
What is Aging in Place?
Aging in place means a person making a conscious decision to stay in the inhabitation of their choice for as long as they can with the comforts that are important to them. As they age, these may include adding supplementary services to facilitate their living conditions and maintain their quality of life. Aging-in-place refers to a person in their golden years when they can live in the residence of their preference and are still able to access the things they require and used to in their daily life. Aging in place challenges refers to the health, social and emotional needs an elderly person may need and such needs that can be addressed to help them maintain a well-rounded life, in the residence of their choice.