Universal Design Homes

The idea behind universal home design is that accessible features benefit everyone. For example, raising the height of an electrical outlet definitely makes it easier for a physically challenged individual to reach, but it also eliminates the need for anyone to bend over as far, making it universally comfortable for everyone. Examples of universal home design features you'll find in these house plans include sloping walkways to the main entrance; wider doorways, interior passages and closet doors; lever-style hardware, and convenient heights for thermostats and light switches. When well done, universal design is invisible to the homeowner.


  • Wider-than-average doors and hallways
  • Convenient heights for electrical outlets and light switches
  • No stairs



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Why Universal Design?