Ken Bryan owner of KBC, Inc. did the design and remodel of this bathroom to allow their client’s daughter, Katie, greater accessibility and privacy. Her…
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Warner McConaughey, is a certified remodeler who witnessed first hand the need for early planning in his parents' home. "My parents talked for a long time that they want to stay in their current house forever, but my mom broke her ankle about three years ago, and that's when she realized how hard it was to get around," McConaughey said. "Universal design isn't for an old person. It's for anybody."
Visitability is an important strategy for developing accessible housing. It can contribute to creating neighborhoods and communities that welcome everyone. There is a huge market of 78.2 million Baby Boomers who may soon need affordable and accessible homes. Designing homes with open floor plans, U-shaped kitchens with maneuvering space for food preparation, bathrooms with [...]
UPDATED The Hightower home is ready to accomodate caregivers if needed. Main living will be on the main floor but it's ready to have an elevator to the basement installed.
Internationally known accessibility expert and consultant Adam Fine will kick-off the AIPatHome.com Signature Aging in Place Showcase series.
What makes a home "universal"? It's simple. Everyone can use universal design! It doesn't matter if you are young or old. You could be short or tall, healthy or ill. You might have a disability. Or you may be a prize-winning athlete. Because of universal design, people who are very different can all enjoy the same home. And that home will be there for all its inhabitants even when their needs change.