universal design

Universal design basics for aging in place… good for all ages and abilities

Many people think of universal design as design for aging in place. It is that… but also much more than that. Universal design is good design for all ages and...
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Slab homes… don’t Minnesota homes need basements?

In Minnesota and other northern, temperate continental climates, most homes have historically been built with basements. The primary reason is because the foundation must be below the frost line to...
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9 Essential Elements of the Perfect House

Although everyone has their own concept of what makes a perfect house, there are some basic elements that both satisfy needs and simplify life… regardless of who you are or...
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Award-winning Aging-in-Place House Plans

At a recent party I found myself discussing 'aging-in-place'… something that wouldn't have likely happened even 10 years ago because people weren't often thinking in those terms. Now, Baby Boomers...
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What is the difference between Universal Design and Aging-in-Place Remodeling?

Universal design refers to building design elements that make a home accessible to all people, regardless of age or ability. It is most common in new buildings, and looking ahead...
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