Some clients want to future-proof their home. Some universal design features just make good sense all the way around. They are great for multi-generational families, resale value and aging in place. Once you bring them into your home, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without them.


Examples of Universal Design Features

Floors and bathtubs with non-slip surfaces – Helps everyone stay on their feet. They’re not just for people who are frail. The same goes for handrails on steps and grab bars in bathrooms.

Thresholds that are flush with the floor – Makes it easy for a wheelchair to get through a doorway. They also keep others from tripping.

Good lighting helps people with poor vision – Helps everyone else see better, too.

Lever door handles and rocker light switches – Great for people with poor hand strength. But others like them too. Try using these devices when your arms are full of packages. You’ll never go back to knobs or standard switches.

Content for Universal Design page courtesy of NAHB National Association of Home Builders.