A New Kitchen for an Older Woman


Outside of Charlotte, N.C., Judy Hammill moved back to the farmhouse where she grew up and that her own father built. But the kitchen was dated and would not work as Judy settled into retirement and got older.

She won a makeover from AARP and an aging-in-place specialist to make the kitchen accessible. The new kitchen includes:

AARP• Better lighting, including under cabinet lights

• An induction stovetop for safety

• Wall oven for easy access

• Lever handles on the faucet for easier use

• Toggle switches on the switchplates

• Easy-to-pull-out drawers for pots and pans

• An inside washer and dryer (to replace the one out in a shed)

• A built-in desk area for sit-down meal preparation

• And more

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