Top 10 Ideas for a Great Accessible Home
We often think of accessible design as reserved for “other people”; those people with serious disabilities, using walkers or wheelchairs. In reality, each of us lives along a continuum between ability and disability. Aging shows us in incremental degrees where our homes fail us. Even for a young person, a fall or accident can reveal the many barriers that exist in our homes to performing simple everyday tasks.
Universal Design is a philosophy that seeks to remove as many barriers as possible for as many people as possible. Here are a few strategies to include when planning your new home or remodeling project. These features can make your home safer and more enjoyable for you to live in and more valuable when you decide to sell.