The link between design and quality of life has long been established, with studies showing that good design triggers positive emotions such as calmness and contentment. The importance of design as a driver of happiness and comfort within a space cannot be understated, particularly in the context of design for ageing populations. In light of predictions that the number of Australians over 65 years old will soar to record highs in coming years, ease of operation in our home environments is a more central concern than ever.

In their new whitepaper, Smooth operation: Solutions for comfortable living, sliding door and cabinetry experts Hettich explore the three key characteristics that shape comfortable living environments: ergonomics, functionality, and aesthetics, before presenting practical solutions for achieving each of these.

Firstly, the whitepaper explores the role of ergonomics in crafting healthy, safe, easy-to-use living environments. Secondly, it examines the ways in which new door and cabinetry technology has enabled a new level of functionality within residential design, particularly in the context of compact living spaces. Lastly, it takes a closer look at the design flexibility afforded by new, customisable doors and cupboards. Building on this knowledge base, the whitepaper then recommends a number of solutions geared towards achieving design excellence and comfort in both the residential and commercial sectors. 

Since its establishment in Germany’s Black Forest in 1888, Hettich has earned a reputation as the foremost supplier of high quality sliding doors and cabinet hardware in over 100 countries. Combining high functionality and lasting performance with a versatile contemporary style, Hettich products can be relied upon to deliver long lasting, ergonomic, safe, and high quality solutions for any home.

To learn more about how innovative door and cabinetry solutions can elevate your next residential project, download Smooth operation: Solutions for comfortable living