Universal Design simply means that homes, businesses and products are designed with everyone in mind, regardless of age or ability. Universal Design takes several things into consideration, including accessibility, mobility and even aesthetics.
Universal Design features address the need to accommodate…
- short and long term disability, such as recovery from an accident or surgery
- family and friends with mobility issues
- aging in place
Today, many builders are utilizing the principles detailed in Universal Design to design and build homes for a lifetime. For example, they are integrating low thresholds, wider hallways, wider door frames, easy-reach drawers and appliances, main floor master bedrooms and roll-in showers, just to name a few features.
Fortunately, it’s possible to integrate Universal Design features into existing homes as well.
Whether you are building a new home or considering changes that would make your home a safer, more accessible and more enjoyable home for countless years to come, we are here to help.
How do we do that? We work together with you to assess your needs and determine what changes and modifications to your home will provide the most benefit to you.
We’ll help you create a safe, comfortable, convenient and accessible living environment that addresses…
- Unobstructed access
- Ease of mobility
- Right height
- Everything within reach
We invite you to explore in detail the many ways we can help you maintain your independence as you age. Click here.
We also invite you to contact us for a FREE in-home assessment by one of our Certified Aging in Place (CAPS) specialists.