There seems to be a lot of talk about universal design when it comes to current kitchen remodels. Many wonder what it even means. Why is universal design so important and is it something you need to be concerned about in you Florida kitchen remodel?
Universal design is all about making your kitchen accessible to everyone regardless of age, size, or ability. It is making your new kitchen safe for anyone who may be using it. Yes it does matter! If you look at the kitchen design trends for 2015, universal design is number one on the list. It was one of the most talked about trends at the recent Kitchen and Bath Industry Show. It is a trend that isnt going away and something that homeowners want.
If you are considering remodeling your kitchen anytime in the near future, you will definitely want to include some universal design elements in your new kitchen. Our designers at Central Cabinetry understand and realize just how important it is in your remodel. It makes sense to design a kitchen that wont outgrow you as you age.
7 Elements of a Universal Design Kitchen
- Accessible storage
- Open shelving
- Easy to grab hardware that stands away from surface of cabinet
- Hands free or one lever faucets
- Varied countertop height allowing for individuals to sit or stand
- Glass door inserts making items visible inside cabinet
- Layered lighting and increased natural light
Including these elements in your Florida kitchen remodel will prevent you from having to make changes in the future. Our designers at Central Cabinetry can help you identify those elements that are most important to include in your remodel. If you are planning on remodeling in the near future and would like to have a conversation with one of our remodeling experts you can contact us here to schedule and appointment for a free consultation.
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