At ILD, we utilize a design philosophy called universal design. The purpose of universal design is to create an environment that is accessible to as many people as possible in a esthetically pleasing, non-institutional manner. Universal design is highly functional and enhances real estate value.
Anyone who is building a new home or remodeling an existing home should consider using universal design principles. It’s particularly valuable for those who know that they want to age in place in their homes. The idea is that your home should always work for you know matter what challenges you may face in the future.
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