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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

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 […]

3 Priorities When Considering Universal Design

3 Priorities When Considering Universal Design

The U.S. is in the middle of a boom–or, should we say, a boomer. The nation’s baby boomer generation is now turning 65 in record numbers; nearly 7,000 a day. This generational milestone not only has repercussions on the healthcare, homebuilding and other industries, but has also promoted a number […]

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 […]

Universal Kitchen Design for Seniors

Universal Kitchen Design for Seniors

When designing a kitchen for seniors and the physically challenged, you need to consider more than just the faucets or countertop choice. Kitchen layout, counter and cabinet height, and appliances are just a few options that need to be thought out more carefully. We asked Susan Serra, who is a […]

Safety Tubs Bring Universal Design to the Bathroom

Safety Tubs Bring Universal Design to the Bathroom

Universal design to benefit seniors and the physically challenged is an under served sector of home and interior design. But with the aging boomer population, there is an opportunity for manufacturers and designers to work with people who have special needs when it comes to living in their home. There […]

Planning a Kitchen for the Physically Challenged with Universal Design

Planning a Kitchen for the Physically Challenged with Universal Design

Unfortunately there are millions of people who do not have the physical freedom to function in a standard home and kitchen. Special considerations need to be made when planning a kitchen design. Once again Susan Serra, CKD, from thekitchendesigner.org steps in to show us the way. For those with special […]

Kohler’s Assisted Living Toilet at 2010 Builders’ Show

Kohler’s Assisted Living Toilet at 2010 Builders’ Show

Universal design was a major theme at the 2010 Builders’ Show and Kohler delivered with their assisted living toilet, Fountainhead elongated one-piece toilet. It was displayed prominently in their gorgeous exhibitor space and you couldn’t help but press the buttons to see the seat rise and fall effortlessly. The toilet […]