Creating beautiful kitchens Cape Cod Massachusetts
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About Diane Long
My belief is that the customer's needs are of the utmost importance and I am committed to meeting those needs.
As a result, a high percentage of my business is from repeat customers and referrals. Creating kitchens of quality and inviting beauty and comfort that will last for a life time is what I do. A graduate of Rhode Island School of Design Providence, Rhode Island, I have had the privilege of designing award winning kitchens for discriminating luxury clients from the East Coast of Cape Cod Massachusetts, Coastal Virginia to Florida, Ohio and Scottsdale Arizona since 1992. My genuine approach of listening to my client's ideas and helping them create their own sense of style is invaluable. Great communication is key to the collaborative effort of the design experience for which I have amassed a loyal following.
Certified Aging in place Specialist (CAPS) Certification
What it is: The CAPS specialist enables one to live in their own home and community safely, independently and comfortably, regardless of age, income or ability level who understands the aging in place home remodeling market and the technology, tools and resources that are available for seniors to age in place. I am trained in the needs of the aging population, common remodeling projects and expenditures codes and standards, product ideas and resources. I have techniques and strategies for establishing sustainable competitive remodeling options with the senior market in mind.
I am certified and trained with case studies and interactive exercises by the National Association of Home Builders. I can make a meaningful difference in ones life. One can stay in their home with the comfort of familiar surroundings and privacy which is very important. An elder senior may become isolated if separated from neighbors, friends and other social amenities. The upheaval of learning new routines can be discouraging. Things like doctors, hairdressers, grocery stores, local shops, restaurants etc are a few of the daunting tasks to learn all over again, which is uncomfortable.
Your loved one will benefit from working with a CAPS professional such as myself, by making the home "aging ready" with solutions that meet the independent housing needs of older adults. As a CAPS professional, I will utilize
universal design principles to create a safer, more comfortable and more independent life in their own home, both now and in the future. From simple changes like grab bars, placing microwave ovens and other small appliances on
counter tops, replacing light switches with toggle or rocker type switches to more extensive modifications such as increasing the width of hallways and doorways, installing additional or better lighting, more accessible cabinetry. Granny Pods, nickname for the MEDcottage are also gaining in popularity and are long term housing options for seniors.
As a Aging in Place Specialist, I will help provide independence, familiarity of people and surroundings with comfort and privacy. With the latest technology one can be independent; webcams can be installed at knee level which can alert the caregivers to a fall while preserving the privacy of the occupant. There are other technical options as well.
I welcome the opportunity to help you and /or your loved ones live in dignity in their own home, not to mention an economical alternative to the costly options of senior housing.
Working collaboratively with medical personnel, contractors, remodeling specialists, and senior service professionals ensures a successful outcome for you / and or your loved ones.
Diane Long Kitchen & Bath Design is focused on providing high-quality design service and customer satisfaction. The ultimate kitchen is a convergence of sleek function, beautiful elements and meticulous attention to detail. Kitchen design is more than just a focus on function, it's a reflection of your lifestyle. I work closely with you to create a kitchen/bath as personal as your signature.
Philosophy of design:
Dedicated to beautification, served on the Design Review Board of Whitehouse, Ohio; responsible for the rehabilitation of one of the most prestigious buildings in Whitehouse. My command of color and knowledge of Historic Design transformed an old run down building into a 'Grand Dame'.
Cape Cod, Massachusetts