Doug Walter, of Doug Walter Architects, in Denver, has specialized in residential remodeling for 25 years. He has a long history with Universal Design and aging in place. He helped write the NAHB’s Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist curriculum and holds an ICC Certificate as an Accessibility Inspector.

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October 30, 2018

The simplest is also the most dangerous

October 29, 2018

Can you count the code violations in this shot? Twelve tips for designing safe, functional, and beautiful stairs.

July 30, 2018

...with undercabinet lighting

July 27, 2018

More on-site light-meter readings lead to evidence-based recommendations for effective undercabinet lighting

March 02, 2018

Real-world footcandle readings shine a light on the importance of recessed fixture size, lamp type, and fixture location

May 10, 2017

Evidence-based design brings kitchen lighting out of the shadows

April 04, 2017

This accessible remodel provides the homeowner with much-needed quality of life without breaking the bank

November 18, 2016

An open plan and offset cabinet layout transform this cramped tudor galley kitchen into a modern space with an old-fashioned feel

April 05, 2016

From stair climbers to quartz counters, these are some of the products that stood out at this year's International Builders' Show.

March 20, 2016

For safety around the house, it’s the little things that count

February 15, 2016

It turns out that old-school lighting theory doesn’t work so well in practice. Here are some more effective kitchen lighting solutions

November 12, 2015

A second look at additions that not only failed to improve the existing house, but made it worse—and some suggested fixes

June 30, 2015

With initial cost for bulbs coming down, there just aren’t any good reasons left for not making the switch to LEDs

June 30, 2015

A look at the most common bulb shapes available and a cost comparison of bulb types over time

February 18, 2015

Use these detailed guidelines to avoid common mistakes.

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