Universal Design is on the rise and its elements are being implemented into more and more homes. You don’t even need to be physically handicapped or approaching your senior years to appreciate the benefits. Universal Design focuses on creating spaces for everyone to use, regardless of age or circumstance, without compromising aesthetics.
This kitchen and dining space is a sterling example of Universal Design. It uses elements that accommodate a paraplegic and his wife. The island features a cooktop that raises and lowers and includes an accessible coffee station. Beneath the island, a small cart can be rolled out and used as a workstation.
With the range of products available today, it is much easier to incorporate Universal Design into homes without sacrificing aesthetic value.