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Universal Design encourages the participation of many users with many abilities and allows people to remain in their home as circumstances change. In other words, you continue to live in the home of your choice safely and independent as you get older.
Beginning January 1st, 2011, in the United States of America, more than 10,000 Baby Boomers (1946-1964 inclusive) will reach the age of 65 EVERY DAY for the next 19 years !!!
Universal Design is about creating an attractive, stylish space that everyone, regardless of age, size or ability can live in or visit.
A home with Universal Design makes it easier for residents to live in and guests to visit now and in the future, even as everybody’s needs and abilities change.
Incorporating Universal Design features into your home in the pre-construction phase often adds little cost and is usually much cheaper than remodeling a home with traditional design features.
Having Universal Design features in a home makes good sense and can be so attractive that no-one notices them - except for how easy they are to use.
Essential Universal Design Features:
Hemp+Lime walls insulate, attenuate sound AND absorb CO2
Wide Doors and Hallways:
Reachable Controls and Switches:
Low Energy LED Lighting
Easy to use Handles and Switches:
Invisible Water collection
eco sac® is the superior flexible rainwater bladder tank that hides away under decks or floors making it much more discrete than traditional rainwater tanks. The bladder tanks sit in a strong galvanised or stainless steel frame supported by industrial strength geo tech fabric. There are no moving parts and the inlet/outlet pipes are static and easy to access on the end of the bladder tank.
Pure Wool Carpets
Hemp Technologies, in collaboration with our Brand Partners around the globe, incorporate Universal Design features into all our homes, with the added benefit of being completely VOC free AND breathing CO2 into our Hemp-Lime walls, while providing the lowest energy cost year round.
For more information or to schedule a consultation for your Universal Design project, use our Contact Form and select “Universal Design”.