It might be tempting to dismiss Universal Design as just another fad. The fact is it is a trend that has grown out of homeowners changing needs. Here ae three things that drive this design movement.
- Adult Children Staying Home Longer: Rather than getting saddled with debt while they are establishing careers, more adult children are temporarily moving back home, but need some privacy and autonomy.
- Aging Parents Moving In: Many older citizens are choosing to stay with their kids rather than move to retirement homes. That means homes need to accommodate their special needs.
- More Homeowners are planning for their own futures and want homes they will be comfortable in for years to come.
Universal Design isn’t just about installing ramps and guardrails. It is about making design changes that look good in your home while also accommodate changing needs. As an example, a walk-in shower not only looks great, but it also makes showering safer and more convenient because there is no need to step over a barrier to enter or exit.
In a similar way, kitchens can be modified to eliminate the need for stooping or reaching high shelves-without compromising appealing design features.
It doesn’t happen without some planning, however. That is why it is good to sit down with us and think what your needs may be down the road so that you can come up with a plan that works for all of your family members.
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