Universal Design

Panasonic’s WhisperGreen Select Bathroom Ventilation Fan Saves Your Home From You

Panasonic’s WhisperGreen Select Bathroom Ventilation Fan Saves Your Home From You

With late summer comes the heat and in many parts of the country, the humidity. We all know how unbearable the pressure of moisture in the air plus high temperatures can feel outside … and inside. Many bathrooms become veritable saunas in the summer, creating the perfect breeding ground for […]

German Engineering & Universal Design Meet at BoschBLANCO

German Engineering & Universal Design Meet at BoschBLANCO

Universal design is changing our world for the better and Bosch is leading the way

DIY With Disabilities

DIY With Disabilities

We’ve often talked here at Charles & Hudson about things like universal design, how to DIY with temporary medical conditions (read: pregnancy), and what to do if you’re mid-project and injure yourself. But something we haven’t touched much upon is the concept of DIY while being disabled. Sometimes the unexpected […]

Builder Magazine Presents Universal Design Must-Haves

Builder Magazine Presents Universal Design Must-Haves

Thanks to a record number of people who are turning 65 in the coming years, Universal Design is becoming the hot topic when it comes to home building and renovating. Simply put, Universal Design means enhancing the accessibility and functionality of a home so that it can serve all residents, […]

Best Bets For Universal Design-Friendly Flooring

Best Bets For Universal Design-Friendly Flooring

You’ve probably heard of the term universal design, especially as it’s applied to helping people age within their homes. Yet universal design isn’t an age-specific term; at its core, universal design is about enhancing accessibility, function and performance within a space, regardless of a person’s age or physical condition. One […]

Kohler Elevance Bathtub Raises the Bar for Universal Design

Kohler Elevance Bathtub Raises the Bar for Universal Design

Universal design continues to influence product design and this years Builders Show was no different. We saw a number of great products but one of our favorites was the Elevance Bathtub from Kohler. Unlike other universal design bathtubs the Kohler Elevance uses a rising wall entrance feature instead of a […]