What is Universal Design?

Universal Design is the design of homes that supports multi-
generational living arrangements that offer full and equal access,
flexibility, adaptability, safety, mobility, and full enjoyment for
all over a lifetime. It takes lifestyle into consideration and allows
individuals to live in a home that supports their changing needs.
Universal Design incorporates slightly more square footage than
standard housing, thus providing usability and mobility for all,
regardless of age, ability, or disability. It allows the integration
of features to accommodate for special needs without major
modifications or renovation.

Universal design should be the norm in all homes.

Good Design Today, Better Living Tomorrow

Andrée Langlois


About IDAssociates

Interior Design Associates is a team of professional interior designers who advocate the inclusion of universal and green design principles in all projects, new and existing, residential and commercial. At IDA, we believe that accessible and sustainable design is not only socially responsible but also greatly improves our quality of life by designing living environments that meet everyone’s needs. We are strong proponents of multi-generational design that provides comfort and safety for all and supports aging-in-place.

Posted on August 9, 2010, in Interior Design, Universal Design. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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