Universal design simply means design that works for everyone. Anyone who lives in a home based on universal design should be able to use the home easily and enjoyably. 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 designers and architects can help make your environment more comfortable, functional and beautiful.
When JDR approaches a universal design project, we apply our award-winning design strategies to your home, while keeping the following principles in mind:
- Providing the same means of use for people with diverse abilities
- Flexibility of use
- Simple and intuitive design
- Perceptible information
- Tolerance for error
- Low physical effort
- Size and space for approachable use
Universal design is a combination of careful planning and thoughtful design. Decisions such as non-step entryways, wider doorways and passages, and extra floor space immediately enhance universal design while adapting to any aesthetic. Lighting choices that are brightness-adaptable and easy to use greatly affect livability for all. Details such as handles, switches, and appliance fixtures can be creatively designed to be both attractive and functional for any ability.
If you are interested in a universal design remodel, we work closely with you to determine your individual needs and desires, and we help you visualize how to adaptyour home to your current and future lifestyle. At JDR, our goal for universal design is a stunning home, accessible and usable for all.