The point of universal design is to make things more accessible, usable, and flexible for people to use. When it comes to the home, this type of design aims to increase the functionality of the property for not only the family that lives there but also those who visit. Though you may not think your Tampa house needs something like this, there are many reasons why it can be beneficial to you. Here are three compelling reasons to get you started.
1. It Makes Your Home Accessible
If you, anyone in your family, or any of your friends has a disability such as being confined to a wheelchair, universal design can make your home a friendlier and more approachable place for them to be. With simple solutions such as ramped entryways, wider hallways, and level flooring, you can make your house in Tampa a safe space for everyone to enjoy. Imagine your loved ones’ relief at not having to fret constantly over how they’ll maneuver in your residence with their disability.
2. Your Home Will Be More Functional
Even if you or anyone else living in your home does not have a disability, such as arthritis, that makes it almost impossible to grip round doorknobs or get up from furniture, you can benefit from universal design and its elements on a functional level. Door handles instead of knobs are easier for the hand to grip, with or without arthritis, and railings for stability can be more beneficial than you would ever imagine. You never know when you may accidentally trip and prevent a nasty spill thanks to a handrail!
3. Universal Design Can Be Stunning
Universal design often gives a modern, almost futuristic, architectural feel to any space given the innovative and creative elements used. LED lighting along floorboards, touch-appliances, remote-powered windows and doors and a host of other implements can truly create a stunning look for your Tampa house. Not only will you get to enjoy the hospitality, but also the appeal that this forward style provides.
Greaves Construction’s Universal Design Experience
At Greaves Construction, we have been assisting Tampa Bay clients with all of their home improvement and construction needs for many years. We have extensive, practical experience with creating a variety of styles and designs, and we can help you make your residence accessible to all. Contact us today at 813-985-2739 to learn more.