What is a Universal Design Remodel, and is it Right for Your Family?
It is growing increasingly common for three generations to share a roof, as today’s Baby Boomers and Gen Xers care for their aging parents, raise their own children, or see adult children (sometimes with wee ones of their own) move back in. A universal design remodel is a type of remodel that adapts a house to the needs of all family members in an unobtrusive way.
A universal design remodel is different than an Aging-in-Place remodel, which adds noticeable accommodations for older homeowners who may have visual or mobility issues. Universal design remodels are meant to be subtle. For instance, a universal design remodel may incorporate:
- Recessed lighting for greater visibility
- Stepless porches
- Wider hallways to accommodate wheelchairs or strollers
- Counters with contrasting borders to increase visibility of edges
- Shower blocking that allows for the installation of grab bars in the future
The beauty of a universal design remodel is that it can be planned specifically for the needs (or anticipated needs of your family). Contact USI Design & Remodeling to discuss a universal design remodel for your Dallas or Ft. Worth home.