Category Archive for: ‘Universal Design’

  • Basement Ex Fp

    Mother In Law Suite Floor Plans

    We have put together some Mother In Law Suite Floor Plans to help you start thinking about the best way to lay out your mother in-law suite. These are just examples, but they help to illustrate how simple and efficient design can help you keep …

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  • First Steps to Aging in Place

    The First Stage of Successful Aging in Place

    Aging in place is the goal of many senior citizens. After all, very few people look forward to spending the last few days of their lives in an assisted living facility, nursing home, or hospital. However, aging in place doesn’t just happen. It must be …

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  • guide to aging in place

    Three Steps for Successful Aging in Place

    The Parents of “Baby Boomers” are Living Longer We are living in a time where there are more elderly people around us than ever. The parents of our “baby boomers” are now living longer lives. In many cases where the care of our elderly is …

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  • residential elevator - closet

    Elevators for Mother In-Law Suites

    It is becoming increasingly more popular to move in-laws into your home to ensure that they have a safe and comfortable place to live as they age. Aging loved ones who own their own home usually have accessibility issue. If they are challenged by climbing …

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  • Accessible Bathroom Remodeling

    The 3 Building Blocks to an Accessible Bathroom

    None of us plans to become handicapped and unable to use bathroom facilities comfortably. However, aging, accidents and illnesses occur to you or a loved one. At that point, it makes sense to remodel your bathroom to accommodate the needs of any individual living in …

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  • Accessible shower requirements

    Requirements For An Accessible Bathroom

    Accessible bathrooms can be beautiful and necessary. When a person becomes disabled or uses a wheelchair, fitting a bathroom to their needs can be challenging. Imagine sitting in a wheelchair for all of your bathroom needs and you may see exactly how many things must …

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  • Grab Bar Finishes

    Grab Bars: Types, Placement, And Installation For Bathroom Safety

    Grab bars are commonly used in bathtubs and showers to offer stability and piece of mind to the user. A properly installed grab bar can become an essential safety accessory to any household bath. Used properly, a grab bar can prevent hazardous falls in the …

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  • Roll In Shower Drains

    The Function, Look, and Benefits of Roll-In Shower Drains

    Showers started out with simple spray heads elevated over bathtubs. They evolved into stand-alone units referred to as shower stalls. Custom showers with tiled walls and floors that have center drains are also popular in new construction and remodeling projects. The problem of keeping water …

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  • Bathroom Floor Plan For Seniors

    How To Design An Accessible Bathroom Floor Plan For Seniors

    Many people don’t think far enough into the future when they are designing their home, and many old homes weren’t built with aging senior citizens on the mind. But now, more and more senior citizens are choosing to stay in their homes as they age, …

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  • Accessible Vanity For In home care

    Choosing the Right Vanity for In-Home Care

    When you care for an ill or elderly loved one in your home, you must look at all of your appliances and furnishings with a new eye. All the items that seem common and that pose no problem for you can present many challenges for …

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  • Walk-in bathtub for elder home care

    Choosing The Right Bathtub For In-Home Care

    One of the challenges of providing in-home care for an ill or elderly loved one is finding the best sort of bathtub for them. The patient might have mobility issues that make getting out of a traditional bathtub difficult. One option is a walk-in bathtub. …

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  • accessible toilets for in-home care

    Choosing Accessible Toilets For In-Home Care

    The height, size and the right functions all should be considered before buying a new toilet. The major consideration in buying a new toilet is the measurement distance of the main sewer drain from the finished wall. The largest selection of toilets will fit the …

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  • transgenerational family home

    Transgenerational Home Design

    Over the years, society goes through regular changes. There was a time when multiple generations lived under one roof, so the ages in the home could range from young babies up to senior citizens enjoying their twilight years. As people moved to the suburbs and …

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  • Sustainable Home Design

    Sustainable Design for Mother in Law Suites

    You’ve decided that you want to add an addition to your home by building a mother law in suite on your property. What exactly is a mother in law suite? Essentially, it is just another smaller living space on your property that is usually detached …

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  • Growing Mother in law suite trend

    Mother In Law Suites: A Growing Trend Among Baby Boomers

    Adding a Mother in-law suite is a rapidly growing trend in the US specifically among baby boomers. This trend has caught the attention of many national news sources such as USA Today, MSN, and Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate. The trend is steadily increasing …

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  • Hight adjustable kitchen sink with push button rasing and lowering

    Accessible Kitchen Sinks

    When designing a handicapped kitchen for a mother in-law suite or even simply for universal design, one of the biggest challenges is the sink. Most sinks feature a base that is as deep as the counter, and that limits wheelchair access. They may also be …

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