Universal Design, Not Just For Those Over 50

Hopkins, MN. Home Remodeling

Many of the useful universal design features used today will make your home more comfortable and accessible for everyone. Weather you have a family with small children, have to use a chair to reach items in the upper cabinets in your kitchen or would rather not get on your hands and knees to get an item out of the back of the base cabinets. With the prediction of one in five people in 20 years will be over 65, using universal design features in your home will be a huge selling point.

“While the tenets of universal design are ever evolving, the term is generally understood to encapsulate “enabling rather than disabling” home design features, such as wider doors and hallways, non-skid flooring, no-threshold entries and showers, raised electrical outlets, ergonomic faucets and cabinet hardware, multi-height countertops and workstations, pull-out cabinet shelves, and the list goes on. The basic philosophy is that a home should be navigable and accommodating to people of all different shapes, sizes, ages, and abilities.”

See the article Is Universal Design the Next Big Thing? 

Hopkins, MN. Home Remodeling

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