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Apr

Products For The Universally Designed Home

As research shows that more homeowners plan to stay in their homes into the aging process, manufacturers are stepping up to provide good-looking, accessible products that will help these homeowners age in place.

Throughout the DMV, accessibility, aging- in- place and Universal Design concepts are in high demand in home remodeling, even if homeowners and buyers don’t know the terms. And while you may not know all of the jargon associated with Universal Design or aging-in-place, close to 50% of homeowners that Glickman|Design Remodel Build has designed and built projects for have included accessibility components to their remodel.

Universal Design is not the exception, it’s the direction
For those of you not familiar with the term or may have heard it in passing, Universal Design is the design philosophy of making homes more convenient for everyone, not just those with disabilities or mobility limitations. And in keeping with that direction, today’s designers are creating accessible products that are good looking, in addition to being functional. The stigma associated with stereotypically sterile, hospital-style elements such as grab bars have made way for sleek, subtly designed accessible products with conveniences that can appeal to anyone, regardless of ability.

Just a few of the many Kitchen and Bath options for your Universally Designed home

-Multi-level islands that allow for both traditional countertop and table surface heights
-Swapping doors for drawers, in everything from base cabinets to appliances to vanities
-Cabinet doors that feature handles instead of knob pulls
-Pocket door and barn door designs for easy entry
-Curbless showers, sleek grab bars, touch faucets, and motion sensor lighting

The question that our clients asked themselves and you may be asking yourself now is, “do I want to make the investment in my home that will increase it’s safety, comfort and style for years to come”? If that answer is yes, then we invite you to contact Glickman|Design Remodel Build. For over 40 years Glickman has been the expert in providing our clients with quality designs and construction in the philosophy of Universal Design. That experience simply makes us the expert in accessibility solutions in the DMV. For more information and a consultation please contact us on-line or give us a call.

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