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One of the fastest growing markets today is housing for the elderly. By the year 2030, one in five Americans will be over 65. When designing and building kitchens and baths for this market, it's good to keep in mind that older adults will have some functional disabilities such as trouble seeing, hearing, lifting, and grasping. Stereotypes about older adults remain, but many of the elderly are neither frail nor disabled, though they may have some of these functional limitations. Here are some suggestions for the optimal kitchen and bathroom design for older adults. It's best to design for multiple disabilities, while realizing you can't possibly provide for every functional limitation of every occupant. Guidelines and Regulations The basic rules of thumb