You can Stay in Your Home with the right Universal and Accessible Design!
If you are a homeowner that wants to ensure that your home will be accessible to everyone, regardless of mobility issues, physical challenges, you should consider using universal and Accessible design.
If done properly, Universal and Accessible design can be a design concept of buildings and spaces, that are accessible to people of all ages and abilities that can also be aesthetically pleasing and functional.
It is a known fact that our population is aging. Also, many older homeowners are choosing to stay in their homes, rather than move to a nursing home or assisted living facility. With universal design, a homeowner can stay in their homes much longer. The beauty of Universal and Accessible design is that it gives the homeowner the comfort and familiarity of their own home for the rest of their days.
If universal design and accessibility are on your minds, turn to Donco Designs as your Universal and Accessible Design Consultant.
- We can easily include accessibility features in your next bathroom remodel, kitchen remodel or home remodel .
- We offer a custom in-home universal design audit, in which we make recommendations for improving the accessibility of your entire home.
Homeowner who needs a Home more Accessible
A homeowner with an independent spirit that needs help with accessibility and mobility needs a home that offers them the most independence. You want your home to maintain beauty and be aesthetically pleasing in addition to allowing you to use your mobility device and be highly-functional. You want your home to be comfortable and help you live and maintain independence.
Common Homeowner Accessible Issues
Sometimes a homeowner can implement quick temporary fixes like adding a grab bar or a raised toilet seat, these minor items are far from optimal. Unfortunately these e stop-gap solutions are merely band-aids, and leave a homeowner with more concerns to be worried about for safety issues in the home. If the home is a single family home, getting onto the front porch or up the stairs can be a burden and difficult to handle on their own. The standard doorways also pose another challenge because they are not wide enough for the typical mobile device. The standard tub or shower does not provide access to use because of barriers for entry with a mobility device. The kitchen counters are too high and do not allow access to everyday use because they are not at the right level for a mobile device of an item like a wheelchair.
Items a Homeowner with Accessible Needs Most Right Away
There are several modifications a homeowner can use right away, that include: widened doorways, accessible handles, a remodeled barrier free shower, lower accessible countertops, a remodeled home that has an emphasis on independence, safety, function and style.
Next Steps for the Homeowner with Universal Design or Accessible Needs: Schedule an in-home “Accessible Home” consultation
One thing that you should always know is that a renovation can last decades. Plan ahead by including accessible and universal design regardless of your age, so you are ready for the future. Whether these features may be needed by yourself or family member, take comfort in knowing that you are prepared. Contact us for a Pompano Beach Universal or Accessible Design Home Audit.
If you are a homeowner that is considering moving into an assisted living facility because you are not certain if your home is safe any longer, consider having a Universal and Accessible Design audit of your home. You can schedule an appointment with one of our Universal Design and Accessible consultants that will provide you detailed options and recommendation that will allow you to independently age in place in the comfort of your own home. The famous saying is true: “There is no place like home.”
We provide consultative services to architects, builders, contractors and family members or caregivers to create & assist in implementing accessible solutions that improve independence in a home and that will alleviate accessible challenges posed to homeowners with mobility needs.
Call us today at 954-975-7052 or contact us online for a Pompano Beach Universal and Accessible Design Home Audit.