Accessible design in the home building industry is here to stay. Easy access, easy use and easy passage are the main focus of homes certified under the EasyLiving Homes voluntary program. They’re not designed just for retirement communities either.
Universal Home Design
What is universal home design, you ask? It's also called accessible home design or barrier-free design. The idea is to make houses safe and accessible for everyone -- regardless of age, size, or physical ability. If you're selling your home or remodeling, you might want to consider some of the design features mentioned in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) -- because they make a lot of sense inside our homes too -- especially as we age.
What are the basic principles behind Universal Home Design? Here are easily explained answers for the 3 trouble spots found within every home: the entrance, the kitchen and the bathroom. If you’re building, remodeling or buying a home, you’ll want to make life more comfortable for yourself or the homeowners. See if your home measures up.