The universal design standards trend in home renovations is aimed at enabling people to comfortably age in their current homes. Modifications like step-less entrances, curb-less showers, appliances and switch plates at accessible heights, pocket-door vanities in the bathroom, and easy-open windows make it easier for people to function in their homes as they age.
This forward thinking is growing in popularity among homeowners, said Lewis Sadler of Sadler Construction, Cary, North Carolina.
“(People) understand we are saving them money by eliminating the need to renovate their home later in order to stay in it,” Sadler said.
– Nancy Pardue, Contributor