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4 Universal Design Ideas For Any Room

Posted by Eric Hertzfeld on Tue, Aug 9, 2016

Whether you're planning for aging in place, or you just want your home to be more accessible, universal design concepts can be applied throughout your home. To get the most out of a universal design mindset in you home, not only should you look at major considerations in the kitchen and bath, but also pay attention to the ways in which those ideas can be applied to all areas of your home. Here are 4 Universal Design features that can make any room in your home “user friendly” for a lifetime.

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Topics: Design Trends and Ideas, Aging-in-Place, Kitchens

Project Spotlight: A Stylish Master Bath with Universal Design Features

Posted by Michael Henson on Tue, Jun 3, 2014

In the home remodeling business we strive to create beautiful, functional and safe interior environments. This is especially true of bathroom remodeling projects. Bathrooms are often small spaces with many details. Most homeowners want to add amenities or expand the size of the room, especially if the room is a master bathroom.

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Topics: Project Spotlight, Bathrooms, Walk-In Showers, Aging-in-Place, Universal Design

Universal Design: A Hot Trend in Bathroom Remodeling

Posted by Michael Henson on Tue, Mar 25, 2014

Universal Design features are subtle and stylish but have a purpose. The concept has been promoted to make homes more livable for a lifetime of use. According to the National Kitchen and Bath Association, 60 percent of designers surveyed for its 2014 Design Trends Survey say they are including Universal Design features in their bathroom projects.

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Topics: Bathrooms, Walk-In Showers, Aging-in-Place, Universal Design, National Kitchen and Bath Association

12 Universal Design Features for Any Bathroom

Posted by Neal R. Hendy on Tue, May 21, 2013

“Universal Design is the design of products and environments to be usable by all people, to the greatest extent possible, without the need for adaptation or specialized design.”

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Topics: Bathrooms, Walk-In Showers, Aging-in-Place, Universal Design

10 Universal Design Features for Any Kitchen

Posted by Steve Hendy on Tue, Mar 5, 2013

A kitchen is the heart of a home. It is the place where we spend time preparing meals, talking, eating and gathering. If you’re remodeling, why not design your kitchen for a lifetime of use?

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Topics: Aging-in-Place, Universal Design, Kitchens

8 Things to Consider about Aging-in-Place

Posted by Neal R. Hendy on Tue, Jul 17, 2012

More and more older adults are choosing to stay in their homes past retirement, a decision typically known as “aging-in-place”. This choice often comes with a certain degree of attention to the home environment, and while it doesn’t always mean a large renovation, adding senior-oriented features can be a great opportunity to update the design of the home.

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Topics: Home Remodeling, Aging-in-Place, Universal Design

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