Universal Design / Living In Place


Making Your Space Easier To Live In…

We understand the importance of creating spaces that are accessible and inclusive for your entire family. Whether you’re looking to renovate an existing space or design a new one, our expertise in ADA-compliance ensures that your project will be both functional and welcoming to individuals of all abilities, at any stage of life.

Properly designed doorways and openings remove barriers and create improved accessibility in spaces that cater to a diverse range of abilities and needs.

Bathroom conversions ensure spaces are more accessible and accommodating to individuals of all abilities, fostering inclusivity and promoting independence.

Kitchen conversions incorporating universal design principles create spaces that are both aesthetically pleasing and maximally accessible, accommodating a range of users while promoting independence.

Ramps and transitions based on universal design principles promote a seamless and welcoming experience, and facilitate inclusive environments that benefit people of all abilities.

What is Universal Design?

Universal Design is the design and composition of an environment so that it can be accessed, understood and used to the greatest extent possible by all people regardless of their age, size, ability or disability. An environment (or any building, product, or service in that environment) should be designed to meet the needs of all people who wish to use it. This is not a special requirement, for the benefit of only a minority of the population. It is a fundamental condition of good design. If an environment is accessible, usable, convenient and a pleasure to use, everyone benefits. By considering the diverse needs and abilities of all throughout the design process, universal design creates products, services and environments that meet peoples’ needs. Simply put, universal design is good design.

Universal Design Considerations for Bathroom Remodeling

  • Tub and shower water controls closer to the entry-point – allowing for easier reach outside the tub/shower area
  • Install lever handle faucets
  • Install shelf in tub/shower area for soap, shampoo and towels
  • Install shower / tub seat
  • Control water pressure and install anti-scald controls
  • Add light in shower stall
  • Install contrasting counter top edge color
  • Ensure abundant counter space
  • Remove sharp edges
  • Easily accessible medicine cabinet
  • Tilting mirrors