Universal Design Ideas for Style, Comfort & Safety : If you're building or remodeling, it is a great time to incorporate Universal Design - an approach that helps people of any age and physical ability more fully and safely enjoy their homes. Whether you're the parent of young children, an active baby-boomer, or a less mobile senior, universal design gives you more freedom by maximizing comfort and accessibility. A beautiful home is a top priority of universal design, so you can put to rest any idea that accessibility is unsightly or institutional-looking. The book shows how features (such as pocket doors and chair-rail molding that doubles as hand-rail support) can be artfully blended into the most attractive homes. You'll learn about specialized products like adjustable counters and chair lifts, but also simple, inexpensive ways to enhance your home safety and comfort. The book's color photos and expert guidance cover every area from kitchens, baths, bedrooms, family rooms, and garages to yards and patios. You'll get professional design ideas for room and furniture arrangement; lighting; materials; and comfort, safety and ease of use. Our experts include certified kitchen and bath designers, aging-in-place specialists, and a licensed occupational therapist. Budget estimates give you an idea how much these projects will cost.
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