You’re Not Too Young To Incorporate Universal Design Features Into Your Renovation


The idea of growing old have you freaked out? You’re in good company. But when it comes to renovating and updating our homes, maybe we all need to get over ourselves a little. That’s what some proponents of universal design say, anyway.

Universal Design (UD) is an approach to design that increases the potential for developing a better quality of life for a wide range of individuals. It is a design process that enables and empowers a diverse population by improving human performance, health and wellness, and social participation (Steinfeld and Maisel, 2012). It creates products, systems, and environments to be as usable as possible by as many people as possible regardless of age, ability or situation.