If you're you or someone in your family is in a wheelchair, a senior, or hoping to age gracefully in your custom house then consider incorporating the principles of universal accessibility or universal design. The term refers to ideas for producing buildings and products that can be used by anyone, including those with disabilities or the elderly. Here are some of the ways that the concept can help with the design of your new home.
- Kitchen. Modifications to this room can start with appliances. To minimize bending, dishwashers can be installed about six inches above the floor while microwaves can go from above the cook top to counter-height. Refrigerator drawers allow more access to food than a standard upright model. Finally, the sink as well as at least one counter can have adjustable heights.
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