Every universally designed home invites residents and visitors alike with a zero-step entry accessible to all. The interior has spacious hallways, wide doors and accessible bathrooms enabling independent living for seniors and people with disabilities.
Universal Design for Independent Living
What is Universal Design?
The Universal Design Alliance defines the term ‘Universal Design’ as, “The design of products and environments to be usable by all people, to the greatest extent possible, without adaptation or specialized design. A user-friendly approach to design in the living environment where people of any culture, age, size, weight, race, gender and ability can experience an environment that promotes their health, safety and welfare today and in the future.”
What makes a universal design home so popular?
Hidden within the details and planning in a universal design home are features that make the home particularly comfortable and safe for people of all ages, shapes and sizes – along with their pets! Every universally designed home invites residents and visitors alike with a zero-step entry accessible to all. The interior has spacious hallways, wide doors and accessible bathrooms enabling independent living for seniors and people with disabilities. If you are seeking design assistance as you plan a new home, please today! The following list highlights the main universal design features:
Universal Design Features
Universal design details add to the value of the home as an Aging In Place, Universal Design, and Visitable Home. Universal design details are also multi-functional, invisible and inexpensive when installed in new construction. Read an article about “New Clients for Real Estate and Home Remodelers.”
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