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.Read More
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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.
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.
“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.”
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?
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.