Whether you’re planning to grow old in your home or not, you should seriously consider incorporating some universal design practices into your home.
Why? Because universal design is becoming more in demand by an aging baby boomer generation, plus universal design features can add value.
Glass enclosed showers make your room not only appear larger but large zero entry showers can usually accommodate a wheelchair or walker.
For years, homeowners have thought of universal design as utilitarian or ugly like the white bathroom grab bars and plastic bath benches, but the good news is that universally designed homes, especially bathrooms have become beautiful thanks to the interior designers and those savvy architects or builders who understand universal design and how to make it beautiful.
Some additional considerations besides large walk in showers for a more universal design include wall mounted sinks, 36″ wide doorways and grab bars that look like towel bars.
I also love the idea of the bathroom melding into the bedroom to become one large space.
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