Tom Schiebout, President of Tomco Company, Inc. located in Andover, MN, takes us through his process of assessing, recommending and creating a barrier free in-law…
"One of the distinguishing features of universal design is that the result needs to work well for a wider range of users than standard design…
Don't let the "slip and fall" monster prevent you from enjoying the benefits of a bath. Instead, arm yourself to defeat this monster by following some commonsense practices and adding a few safety items to your bath area.
Mackmiller's design team's challenge was to convert the original 29-square-foot bathroom into a 60-square-foot space that would incorporate elements of universal design and consider the needs of everyone using the space.
Shoshana Shamberg identifies 5 more problem areas that prevent bathrooms from being comfortable and safe.
Shoshana Shamberg talks about 5 ways to improve bathroom comfort and safety.
Remodeling the bathroom is a good starting place to make a home more sustainable for aging in place. AARP research shows that more than half (52%) of American homeowners age 45 and older are interested in remaining in their homes as they get older. Green remodeling reduces monthly utility bills while universal design elements increase comfort and improve lifestyle, and all people -- no matter their age -- appreciate additional comfort and safety. Today, advances in technology make it possible to improve both convenience and performance.
Going Green with Universal Design elements does not mean going primitive or sacrificing luxury when remodeling your bathroom. Today, high-fashion luxury fittings and fixtures are also sustainable and universal in design as illustrated by the TOTO Washlet S300.