The Inside Line Article
Equator’s downsized home appliances mirror consumers’ space-limited lifestyles
BY D. DOUGLAS GRAHAM
There was a time when America was a land not only of unlimited opportunity, but also of limitless space. This is true no longer. These days, skyrocketing real estate and rental costs are forcing people to downsize their residences along with their lifestyles. Coupled with the shrinking of America is the aging of America. It is predicted that over the course of the next 50 years, there will be four times as many septuagenarians and octogenarians alive as there are right now. Many will live alone, in spaces downsized to accommodate less active lives.