Universal design conceptsIf youre remodeling your forever home or even if youre trying to sell, it is important to think about long-term comfort as you make decisions about the layout and design of your space. The great thing about incorporating universal design features into your space is that many of them are built with ease in mind. That means, theyre not only good for homeowners who are getting older or for people with limited mobility theyre great for everyone.

Here are some fabulous universal design updates that anyone would love:

Roll out cabinet shelves

Anyone who has ever tried to access something from the back corner of a base cabinet knows that it can be quite cumbersome; especially if that object is wedged in by 10 other heavy items. Adding roll out trays to your base cabinets can make life much easier for everyone, as they allow easy access to items no matter where they are in the cabinet.

Cabinet drawers

On a similar note, deep base cabinet drawers can be a great place to store pots and pans as well as dishware. No more crouching down to retrieve that heavy pot, and no more threat of broken dishes falling from overhead. A safe, comfortable solution for all.

Faucets

There are so many options today when it comes to faucets that it is no longer necessary to install difficult to maneuver faucet knobs. Faucets now come with easy-access lever handles, touch sensors and even motion sensors a few options that make life just a little bit easier.

Stovetops

Gas and electric cooktops have caused many burns and accidents throughout the years, so many people have grown to love a new safer option induction cooktops. Induction cooktops use magnetic energy to heat only below and next to the pots, which greatly reduces the chance you, your children or your loved ones get burned.

Universal design options truly provide something for everyone. So, whether youre planning to stay in your home forever or youre looking for features that will sell well, wed love to go over some ideas with you.

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