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Lighter living


WHAT OPTIONS ARE THERE WHEN YOU NEED MORE SUPPORT OR ASSISTANCE?


The alternative solution to independent living is assisted living. Assisted living offers a 24 hour house manager, on site. Assisted living suits people who are still able to live alone, however may require additional support services. On-site restaurants offer home cooked, fresh meals. Invariably hairdressers, coffee shops and exercise amenities are available.


WHERE CAN WE LOCATE A RETIREMENT FLAT?


Retirement Homesearch (go to their website at www.retirementhomeseach.co.uk) offers a one stop shop, which matches a database of people looking to buy a flat with people looking to sell their properties. As of January, the average price of a retirement flat was £125,000, says Edgar.


BRINGING THE OUTSIDE IN GLASS HOUSE


The photos here are of a project completed by Cantifix in Southwark, London, on a penthouse flat. The project features large sliding doors and fixed glass panels, allowing the dramatic city view to become part of the living space. As seen in the photos, the doors have been fitted with a flush


threshold, which involves concealing the perimeter framework in the finishes of the door, to allow a seamless transition from inside to out. The overall effect is very sleek and contemporary, and the living space now extends out onto the balcony, with a backdrop that is hard to beat.


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