Bonnie Lewis, a Scottsdale-based interior designer and owner of 55+ TLC Interior Design, recently was awarded the Universal Design award from the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) in Las Vegas, highlighting her work for an Arizona master bath project.
The award was presented to Lewis during the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. KBIS is North America’s premier annual event dedicated to the kitchen and bath industry and the Universal Design award includes the aging-in-place category, for which Lewis is a certified expert.
Lewis’ project design renovated a 25-year-old Fountain Hills, Ariz., master bath and wardrobe that not only needed updating, but also incorporated an ADA-compliant design that utilized techniques and materials to make the space safer, more functional and accessible for mobility devices.
It’s the second national design award in three months for Lewis, following up on a “Homes for Life” award from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Remodelers in October. It was one of five awards Lewis received for her design projects in 2015.
“Now we’ve started off the new year with another award for a category I believe will only become more important as our Baby Boomer population continues to age in place,” Lewis said. “It’s truly an honor to receive this prestigious award from the National Kitchen & Bath Association. To me, it’s proof that my designs are meeting the needs of a growing demographic.”
Lewis, whose credentials include membership in the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), International Interior Design Associations (IIDA) and National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA), considers her Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) designation to be one of the most important.
Lewis’ NAHB award was in the Single Space remodel category for a north Scottsdale remodel that will allow a retired couple to remain in their home rather than move due to accessibility issues that may arise, says aging-in-place priorities are not being addressed enough by today’s interior designers.
“Homeowners need to plan for the future when they remodel or purchase a new home,” she said. “It’s my hope they will turn to aging-in-place specialists like myself to ensure that their next home fulfills their long-term needs.”
For more information on living-in-place design options and interior design, please visit http://55plustlc.com.
About 55+ TLC Interior Design
Based in Scottsdale, Arizona and founded by Bonnie J. Lewis, an Allied ASID, Assoc. IIDA, CAPS certified interior designer, 55+ TLC Interior Design is focused on providing living-in-place options for its clients. The company caters to discriminating Baby Boomers and seniors who want a beautiful, specially-designed, individually tailored living environment that makes life easier and sustains independence as long as possible. For more information, please visit http://55plustlc.com.
About the National Kitchen & Bath Association and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is the not-for-profit trade association that owns the KBIS®. With nearly 14,000 member companies representing tens of thousands of members in segments of the kitchen and bath industry, the NKBA has educated and led the industry since the association’s founding in 1963. The mission of the NKBA is to enhance member success and excellence, promote professionalism and ethical business practices, and provide leadership and direction for the kitchen and bath industry worldwide. For more information, visit NKBA.org or call 1-800-THE-NKBA (843-6522).
KBIS® and NKBA® are registered trademarks of the National Kitchen & Bath Association. 55+TLC® is a registered trademark of 55+ TLC Interior Design, LLC.