Universal design or living in place is a standard way in which a conscientious kitchen and bath designer should design, not something that clients should have to request. We at A.G. Building and Remodeling and Magazi Kitchens and Baths want your home to accommodate all members of your family so that you can stay in your home for as long as possible. Multigenerational design techniques aim to install safe and comfortable features for everyone in the house, regardless of age or physical condition. Make the most of your next remodeling project by working with a designer who will incorporate universal design, tailoring your space to meet every family member’s needs.
Universal Design Throughout the Home
Many products today are aesthetically pleasing while also serving crucial functions within the home. Open shelves or cabinets of various heights allow for easy reach in the kitchen. Curbless showers and slip-resistant tiles prevent tripping or falling while making the bathroom feel more open, and grab bars help provide balance and support for those who need them. Wider doorways and hallways let in more light and facilitate the use of strollers and wheelchairs. LED lighting, such as task lighting, accent lighting, and general lighting, helps eliminate accidents and soothe eye strain at any age.
Remodeling Bathrooms and Kitchens to Facilitate Living in Place
In the bathroom, thermostatic valves keep the water temperature consistent and help prevent scalding. Hardware with levers or bars to grip or push will ease the use of faucets, drawers, and doors for family members of all ages. For even greater accessibility, modern bathroom or kitchen faucets can be touch- or voice-activated. In the kitchen, full-extension drawers, microwave drawers, and French-door ovens allow easy access for those in wheelchairs.
Addressing Special Design Considerations
Of course, there are those with special needs that must be addressed. Designers must take every person’s unique needs into account to create a home that is comfortable and safe for everyone. Chair lifts make multi-story homes accessible for every family member, and walk-in tubs make bathing and showering simple. Technology is paving the way for even greater accessibility and peace of mind. Smartphone systems can allow a homeowner to control their lights, appliances, heating and air conditioning, security systems, and more.
Universal design and living in place can be functional and beautiful at the same time. We at A.G. Building and Remodeling and Magazi Kitchens and Baths incorporate these ideas into our kitchen, bath, and home designs.
Working With Magazi Kitchens and Baths
Magazi Kitchens and Baths and A.G. Building and Remodeling will work with you to meet your budget and accomplish improvements that will make a statement and allow you to enjoy your space. Relying on 25 years of experience with kitchen and bath planning and remodeling, Magazi Kitchens & Baths works with you to understand your dream for the space. By combining the talents of a designer and installer that work together every step of the way, we ensure your project is built in the most efficient and economical way. Our work spans Montgomery, Howard, Baltimore, and Anne Arundel Counties, including the towns of Bethesda, Silver Spring, Rockville, Kensington, Olney, Gaithersburg, Columbia, Ellicott City, Annapolis, and more. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn!