A Home for All Seasons: Planning for Universal Design and Aging-in-Place During Your Whole Home Remodel
Universal design and design for aging-in-place are trends that have continued to grow in popularity over the past decade. We’ve found that even our relatively young clients are taking the future into consideration when planning their whole home remodels. If you’re planning to live in your home for a lifetime, thoughtful design for the future makes sense. Whether you’re anticipating your own needs or those of an aging family member, keep the following in mind:
Universal Design and Aging-in-Place Design Can Exist in Harmony with Beautiful Aesthetics
Clients sometimes worry that adding elements of universal design to their living space will make their home seem clinical and take away from the overall beauty of the environment. With the right design build team in place, this absolutely does not need to be true! Our unified team of architects, designers and construction professionals has years of experience with integrating aging-in-place and universal design elements in your whole home remodel with functionality, style and subtlety. See our award-winning universal design kitchen here.
It’s Never too Early to Think About Aging-in-Place
Even if you’re in your 30’s or 40’s, or your parents are still easily living independently, if you’re planning a “forever home,” why not include design elements that will make your home easily livable for decades to come? Simple decisions such as non-step entryways, wider doorways and passages, and extra open floor space are perfectly in accordance with modern design while also providing the flexibility you or a loved one may need in the future.
Universal design and aging-in-place simply means design that works for everyone. Whether you are planning for the future to adapt to the changing lifestyle needs of yourself or an aging relative, or remodeling to better accommodate the current abilities of people in your home, our expert team can help make your environment more comfortable, functional and beautiful.