(207) 442-7938   873 U.S. Route One, Woolwich, ME 04579   M-F 9am-4:30pm SA 9am-3pm

Elderhouse: Planning Your Best Home Ever

  • Sale
  • Regular price $41.00
Shipping calculated at checkout.


Adelaide Altman
Chelsea Green Publishing Company 2002
paperback, 7"x10", 219 pages

"Very useful for women and men moving into their older age - the new kind of age where the concern is maintaining autonomy and control over their lives...a wonderful book."

-Betty Friedman

Back cover: "Four maxims govern the design for the retrofit of your smaller, independent home:Begin with a dream, discover the fun, stay cool, be yourself..."

"Adelaide Altman is a professional interior architect and designer, a former interior design editor of major newspapers, and a syndicated design journalist and columnist. This is her first book."

A no-nonsense guide to the basics of designing a retirement home that will serve us as we age. This is a literal discussion of how to lay out and outfit the various rooms and spaces of a well-designed retirement home inside and out. Rudimentary illustrations get the point across - most of the book is well-written text. Essential reading for those preparing to downsize from large, rambling family houses.

Our Promise To You.

If it is for sale in our store -- it is because we use it and love it!

We are happy to share our experiences with these tools which may enhance your own. Given care, maintenance, and love, each of these fine tools is capable of lasting a lifetime. We do limit warranties to those offered by our supplying manufacturers. If ever you have a question or concern regarding any of the tools we sell, please let us know.

Online. On Campus. On The Job Site.

These tools, toys and supplies are in constant use by our students, timber framing crews, and family. At Shelter Tools, we have a working knowledge of every product we sell. Graduates will find particular items recommended in class and on site.


If you don't see the tools or items you need, we can find it for you. Write us or call us anytime.