As baby boomers begin to approach their 70’s, how to age gracefully is popping up in a variety of industries. And one of the largest industries to take a strong interest is real estate – how do more people stay in their homes longer, and stay out of assisted living and nursing facilities? The answer may be in Universal Design – the basic skills of creating structures that are safe and convenient, no matter what your age or ability.
Universal design means building an attractive, stylish space that appeals to everyone in the family. It makes it easier to live in throughout the different phases of your life, and does so in a way that doesn’t scream “clinical” or “institutional”.
While universal design products may add a little cost to a build, remodel or redesign, it pays off in the long run. You can come home after surgery and move freely around. And you can live longer with the aid of some amazing inventions.
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