Farinah Husodo
Farinah Husodo

Farinah is a practicing architect in Melbourne, Australia. She served in the building and construction industry for 15 years. 

Her passion is to help homeowners design their dream homes using Future Home Design concept.

Is Your Home Livable?

Feature #4 to future-proof your home is L for Livable, from Future Home Design feature, SMALL.


Livable represents a home that is safe, comfortable, and easily accessible to homeowners going through different phases of their lives.


Family experience constant change. Some changes, like raising children and growing old, are a natural part of life. Others are the result of unexpected events that we need to adapt to; temporary injuries or disabilities because of illness or accidents.


We also live in an aging society. We live longer because of improved quality of life and advancement in science. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, in 2017-9 the average life expectancy at birth for Australian males is 80.9 years and for females 85 years.


Many elderlies can still contribute to society way after their official retirement age and many prefer to live and grow old comfortably in their own home rather than in aged care facilities.


What are some of the features of Livable home?

– Continuous level pathway in and out of your home.

– Internal doors and corridors that provide comfortable and unrestricted movement with a minimum wide clearance of 1000mm.

– Stepless shower recess.

– At least one bedroom, bathroom and toilet located on the ground floor.

– Reinforced walls around toilet and shower recess for future grab rails installation.


Those features above can easily be incorporated into any house design to save major renovation and the cost of moving home in the future.


Designing and building a Livable home is not an exception anymore. It is a necessity that we need to include in our home. 


Is your home designed with Livable home features?


Follow our next post for last but not least Future Home design features #5!


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