Friday, January 18, 2013
Universal Interior Design is not new to interior designers, however universal design is probably the next big interior design trend for homeowners.
Over the past 20 years, there have been many strides made to make interiors more accessible for those in wheelchairs or those who have other physical limitations. Universal interior design takes accessible design one step further. Why can’t interior design and architecture accommodate everyone of all ages and abilities?
With J Design Group, company with more than 25 years experience in interior design, you’ll find a wide range of possibilities regarding this necesary trend: the Universal Interior Design
Interiors are changing to be able to accommodate more of the population through universal interior design. Kitchen counter heights are coming in different heights that would allow someone to cook while seated or allow a child to help cook. There are more ramps being used instead of stairs which allows access for those in wheelchairs and those without the strength to climb stairs. Doors are available in heights taller than the standard to accommodate people who are taller than average. Door levers and automatic door openers are being used to help those who do not have the strength to turn a door knob or push a door open. Doorways are wider to accommodate wheelchairs, walkers, strollers, large wheeled luggage, and other items. The list goes on…
Be on the lookout for universal interior design solutions, basically better ways to solve interior problems that would accommodate the young and old, mobile and immobile, tall and short, and everyone in between.