Age in Place

Planning and Remodeling

Kitchen Remodeling

Incorporating Universal Design into one’s renovation means that anyone can cook with everyone.

Home Safety Assessment

Together, we will evaluate your home to determine what changes will help you maintain mobility and ensure your continued safety.

Accessible Design Services

We draw on our training and experience in design and construction to unite the aesthetic, therapeutic and practical issues that face us as we age.

Bathroom Remodeling

Thoughtful planning will modernize your bathroom to meet your current and future needs and will reflect your aesthetic.

Accessible Construction & Remodeling

Quality craftsmanship guided by good design creates a final result that is safe and attractive.

Peter & Lauren Cowan, owners of Agewise Design

Peter is a Certified Aging in Place Specialist. Lauren is an interior designer with over 30 years of experience.

Who We Are

Who We Are

Agewise Design LLC Assists You in Remodeling Your Home for Aging-in-Place.

Aging-in-place uses principles of Universal Design to create living spaces that comfortably and safely accommodate everyone who lives in or visits them, regardless of age or physical ability.

We built Agewise Design on a foundation of over 30 years of experience in space planning and interior design. To which we added a post-graduate certificate in Gerontology, training as a Certified Nurse Aide in a skilled nursing care facility, and recognition as Certified Aging in Place Specialists by the National Association of Home Builders and AARP. Our years of experience and specialized training enables us to design and create custom in-home modifications that allow you or your elderly loved ones to enjoy the freedom and independence of remaining in the home you love.


Families Served


Major Remodels





“Agewise Design renovated a main floor bedroom and bathroom for Debbie. She can now be easily and safely be lifted out of bed, transferred to the sink, toilet, or shower, or to her recliner or wheel chair in the family room. Debbie is grateful to have recaptured more control of her mobility”

James Fix

Bloomington, Indiana

“Agewise Design is a first rate organization. After my wife’s hip replacement Lauren & Peter visited our home, analyzed our needs, and developed a plan to incorporate grab bars, shower aids and workable entry steps. Their recommendations were right on, installation was top class, and everything was done in a timely manner. There is no question that we’ll contact Agewise Design for any further needs ”

James Suelflow

Bloomington, Indiana

“I can’t say enough good about Agewise Design. Lauren & Peter don’t run roughshod over their clients. They come into your home and help you figure out solutions that will work for you. They listen to what matters most and are willing to dig out ways to make it possible. Your challenges will be different, but they’ll work with you to meet them. ”

Sarah Frommer

Bloomington, Indiana

“Thank you for all the work that you did for our mutual clients. They are both very pleased with the work and it has made functioning in their home much easier. I am glad to have you all as a resource for our patients.”

Christy Johnson

Physical Therapist, Bloomington, Indiana

“Thank you very much for the time and effort you gave us which made this move so much easier. When all others said that there was “no way” that all that we wanted to take with us would fit into our apartment, you said it would. You were right. There were no shocks and no surprises – just the ease of being surrounded by the things we love, knowing that it looked well planned. We appreciate your skillful, caring presence in this very difficult move. It isn’t yet over, but we now believe that there is an end to the transition, which will open a new beginning in our life”.

Nancy Heimer

Bloomington, Indiana

“Lauren, my father was greatly helped by an amazing surgeon and people like you who make the world an amazing place, our best.”

“Lauren, No matter how far away I am, my gratitude for what you have been doing graciously for my family. Warmest Wishes”

Edna & Menahem Pressler

Bloomington, Indiana

“Lauren & Peter, I am reminded of the time my water heater broke and you saved the day by arriving just in time. Perhaps it was serendipity, perhaps it was about your caring attitude. Both of you have taken such good care of me.”

Susan Middlestadt

Bloomington, Indiana

“Lauren & Peter, Thank you so much for your help with Chris’s house plans. We made some very key changes based on your recommendations. I cannot tell you how much having you help me with through this project decreased my stress”

Donna Cutshall

Bloomington, Indiana

“Lauren & Peter, I want to tell you how much I appreciate the placement of the grab bars Peter installed for me and how important they are to me. Thank you so much for your help”

Charlotte Zietlow

Bloomington, Indiana

“Working with Lauren and Peter was a complete joy. We wanted a bathroom that was safe and wheelchair accessible but didn’t look like we were living in a hospital. The bathroom Agewise Design completed for us is everything we could have wished for and more”.

Moira & Gilbert Marsh

Bloomington, Indiana

“Last year my family was faced by a problem I’m sure many families encounter in their lifetimes. With all the personal and physical needs required, our aging father could no longer to adequately take care of the house he lived in for 60 years. This was made significantly more difficult since we live 600 miles away. We cast about looking for a Bloomington company that could assist. Agewise Design was suggested by a friend and we soon knew we had found just the right kind of assistance. Lauren and Peter worked with our father to help downsize his personal property with dignity and they soon had the remaining items packed and moved to his new apartment. Agewise unpacked his possessions and organized a senior- safe living space. Agewise provided us with peace of mind knowing they would do the job to meet our father’s needs. They required no oversight and exceeded our expectations in every aspect. We highly recommend their services. They’ve seen it all and have the solutions you need”.

Mary & Ryc Casati

Minneapolis, MN

“Peter and Lauren, I Just wanted to thank you both for the wonderful jobs you, Kailas and Dustin did on our bathroom and stairway.
I walked into my beautiful shower this morning with great joy. It was just an enjoyable experience without a reminder that I can’t step over the side of the tub, plus everything I needed was in the same room! On top of that, the bathroom is beautiful.
I used the stairs yesterday. The banisters felt very safe and I found that I could go up and down with no problem. Feels much safer that way,
Thank you, Lauren, for putting it all together to be so functional and lovely”.

Regis & Karen Terney

Bloomington, Indiana



Ask Us Anything about Aging In Place

2550 N. Browncliff Ln.
Bloomington, IN 47408

Call: 812.369.1446