With an aging demographic in the big urban centers in Australia such as Sydney & Brisbane, older accommodation is being updated to suit the needs of the elderly.
According to UniqueResidence of Perth, Western Australia:
Kitchen renovation prices on projects for seniors include widening the space for wheelchair and walker accessibility are competitive right now. This is a necessary fact of life. Seniors that are wheelchair bound or even victims of accidents or defect need wider spaces between islands and cabinets, for themselves to navigate or a caretaker to tag along and assist.UniqueResidence of Perth, Western Australia
In addition to social care housing for the elderly, builders are now incorporating purpose built aged care facilities into new developments. This trend will continue over the years to come but with people living longer and healthier lives in the 21st Century, serious design factors will need to be considered as older people now want more stylish design, even as the get old.