Universal design is related to aging-in-place remodeling. The term refers to a broad-spectrum of aging in place home remodeling meant for easy access to older people and people of all ages with disabilities. Also known as “Barrier Free” design; especially for those with physical limitations or other disabilities. However, in a broad view, the term is used to describe the concept of remodeling a home that looks nice and is easy to live in to the greatest extent possible by everyone, regardless of their age, ability, or status in life.
Universal design emerged from slightly earlier barrier-free concepts, the easy access movement, and adaptive and assistive technology. Basically speaking, it’s a blend of modern appeal into these core needs. So as life expectancy rises and modern medicine increases the survival rate of those with injuries, illnesses, and birth defects, there is a growing interest in this type of home remodeling.
The Principles of Universal Design
Easy to use
Flexibility in use
Simple and intuitive
Easy to understand
Low physical effort
Size and space for approach and use
Examples of Universal Design Construction Services offered by HK Construction:
Smooth, ground level entrances without stairs
Surfaces that are stable, firm, and slip resistant (especially in bathrooms and primary walkways)
Wide interior doors (3’0″), hallways, and alcoves with 60″ × 60″ turning space at doors and dead-ends
Extra floor space in whatever areas you need most
Easy access to whatever you need to reach or get into
Bright and appropriate lighting such as windows, skylights, inset cans, etc.
Clear lines of sight to reduce dependence on sound
Contact HK Construction today for a free in home Universal Design consultation and discuss your special needs. Because we want to help you live a more comfortable life! Call 858-748-6580 or send us an email. Connect with on Facebook too!
Company: HK Construction, Inc. Owner: Marc Gieselmann Location: Poway, CA.