Jan Olsen Construction Co. - Home Improvement & Aging-In-Place Home Modification
Universal Design
 
Your key to Comfort, Safety, and Independent Living
 
It doesn't matter if you are young or old, short or tall, healthy or ill, have a disability or are an athlete. Everyone, whether you are making changes to your existing home or are building a new one, can benefit by incorporating universal design features into their home.
 
1. Easy Access- A step-free entrance into the central living area of the home from a driveway, sidewalk, or firm route into the main floor.
 
2. Easy Passage- Ample room to pass through doorways on the main floor.
 
3. Easy Use- A bedroom, kitchen, entertainment area, and a full bathroom with sufficient maneuvering space for a wheelchair, all located on the main floor accessible via the step-free entrance.
 
 
Universal Design Products:
 
  • Floors and bathtubs with non-slip surfaces provide stability while bathing.
 
  • Hand rails on steps and grab bars in bathrooms.
 
  • Good lighting helps people with poor vision. Check out full-spectrum bulbs that simulate daylight.
 
  • Lever door handles and rocker light switches are great for people with poor hand strength.
 
 
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