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Universal Home Design: The Right Choice Now

The ultimate goal of Universal Design (UD) is to create a home that works for everyone; now and in the future. This brilliant design makes homes accessible and safer as you age and allows maximum access for those with disabilities. Universal Design can make each room accessible, reduce home accidents and potentially increase resale value.

Age in Place

Perhaps best of all, UD, with just a few important renovations, lets you age in place in the home and neighborhood you love. People live longer today. This creates a greater need for safe living spaces to accommodate extended life spans. Living at home is a less expensive option than moving into an assisted living facility. Another dramatic feature: Universal Design helps homes appreciate in real value. A home built for safety and accessibility appeals to more future buyers. This can protect the value of your home when the housing market declines. Protect your future and get your home ready with Universal Design by calling in the experts, Glickman|Design Remodel Build.

Glickman: The Universal Design Certified Professional

Choosing a professional contractor to create UD is important. Choosing the right contractor is critical. The best way to get the right contractor for your project is to get referrals. Ask friends and neighbors if they have anyone they can recommend. Take a look at these contractors finished products. When you do this homework, the Glickman/Design Remodel Build name will surface again and again. Their innovations are worthy of celebration and study.

A Business Built on Trust

Glickman has been creating beautiful, well-crafted renovations using Universal Design principals even before it was called UD. For decades any kind of specialized residential design that was needed to meet the needs of the elderly or disabled was known as “Handicapped”. Now as people are living much longer and the cost of assisted living has sky-rocked, the principals of UD have become necessary to meet the needs of the elderly, handicapped and middle aged people who realize that their quality of life is greatly enhanced when they are able to stay in their homes.

Russ Glickman learned this valuable lesson over 30 years ago when his son was born with Cerebral Palsy. Since that day, Russ has committed himself to helping children. adults with those with disabilities live better lives through better home design.

Universal Home Design
Universal Design and Accessibility features created and built by Glickman|Design Remodel Build

Benefits of Universal Design

There are many benefits to Universal Design that create accessibility in every room.

Wide doors provide ease of movement for everyone. Simply changing ordinary door handle to levers will assist all types of people.

Curbless showers and floating vanities are wheelchair accessible and can be used by anyone.

The kitchen can be made better with just a few changes like installing removable lower cupboards and hands-free faucets. Adjustable-height counters with rounded corners make kitchens safer.

There are many more ways and Glickman is ready to show you how. Our thoughtful approaches will enrich your life and make living at home feel so much easier.

Plan, Design and Create a Universal Designed Home Today!
Glickman, the leading group for home additions, provides customers in Washington, DC, Northern Virginia and the Maryland area with everything they need to renovate and innovate universal design for your home. We are so proud to lead with our creativity, design and forward-thinking to help you love and enjoy your home even more. That’s why so many homeowners have called on us to start the interior design process. 
Glickman was built on a foundation of integrity, care, and understanding. From day one our mission has been to provide superior design, remodel and construction services to customers that value their fine homes. For over 40 years we’ve strived to exceed expectations focused on professionalism, clear communication, quality, craftsmanship and meeting unique needs.

For all your additions, renovations and remodeling needs, Glickman/Design Remodel Build is the right choice. If you’d like to discuss a new project with a knowledgeable consultant you can contact us on or website or call one of the phone numbers below:

Maryland: (301) 444-4663
Virginia: (703) 832-8159
Washington, DC: (202) 792-7320