What is Universal Design
Universal design ( DO IT Publications , Washington University.edu, 4.9.21) is the process of creating products that are accessible to people with a wide range of abilities, disabilities, and other characteristics. Typically, these products are designed to be useable by everyone, to the greatest extent possible, without the need for adaptation or specialized design (Connell et al., The Principles of Universal Design).
Forever Home Modifications puts universal design principles into place whenever possible to avoid your home looking institutional as this is a concern many of our clients have for guests and resale value down the road.
If you feel like starting from scratch or adding a forever home addition to your existing space more suitable, then a universal design concept would be ideal. There are also universal design products which are available for more individualized needs such as: utensils, shelving heights, and texture modifications for low vision clients. We are knowledgeable about current products and designs that optimize the “non medical “ look and feel.