# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Independent Living Task 1256907888

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Design a living environment to meet personal, family, and financial needs.


Design should account for the following needs and suggest ways in which these needs influence housing and furnishing decisions and ways in which living spaces influence human interaction, stress, and well-being:

  • Physical needs of shelter and protection from the environment
  • Safety needs
  • Emotional needs
  • Social needs
  • Privacy needs
  • Self-expression needs
  • Self-fulfillment needs
  • Budgetary needs

Process/Skill Questions

  • Why is housing important to individuals? Families? Society?
  • What factors related to living spaces can have an effect on human emotions and behavior?
  • What happens when housing does not meet the needs of individuals and families?
  • What could cause an individual’s or family’s housing needs to change?
  • How do colors and accessories affect home living spaces?
  • Which characteristics of your living space have the greatest impact on you and your family?
  • How do you form your attitudes regarding the living environment?
  • What is the relationship between a family's life stage and housing needs?
  • What are the benefits of technology in considering housing and furnishing decisions?
  • What elements of design and space allocations need to be justified for home living spaces?
  • How do design plans ensure that family members meet their needs for privacy and self-fulfillment?
  • What housing characteristics would support the emotional needs of your family?
  • What leadership skills can you use to ensure that housing meets the family’s technology needs?
  • How do social, work, and private activities of each family member affect your family’s housing needs?
  • How much space is needed for social, work, and private activities?
  • What management skills do you need to plan housing and furnishing purchases?
  • How does a family know when home renovations are required?
  • How does a family budget for home renovations and improvements?

Other Related Standards

FCCLA National Programs

Families First: Balancing Family and Career


Families First: Families Today


Families First: Meet the Challenge


Families First: Parent Practice


Financial Fitness: Earning


Financial Fitness: Protecting


Financial Fitness: Saving


Financial Fitness: Spending


Power of One: A Better You


Power of One: Family Ties


FCCLA: STAR Events (2019)

Event Management


Interior Design


National Programs in Action


Professional Presentation


National Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences Education


Apply consumer skills to decisions about housing, utilities, and furnishings.


Analyze the psychological impact that the principles and elements of design have on the individual.


Evaluate the use of elements and principles of design in housing and commercial and residential interiors.


Analyze the effects that the principles and elements of design have on aesthetics and function.