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Universal design experts break down results from consumer poll November 17, 2014

Filed under: Remodeling — greendesignllc @ 4:16 pm

Food for thought for all of us, no matter what age we are or what ages live in our house. Many of these ideas can be incorporated without doing a major remodel.

NARI National News

What are the top universal design features consumers want in their homes? The latest consumer poll on NARI.org asked homeowners to choose which feature they would be willing to include in their remodeling projects. Grab bars and barrier-free shower in the bathroom was the top response at 63 percent, but NARI Universal Design Certified Professionals (UDCP) know accessibility extends far beyond the bathroom. See the entire breakdown of universal design features from the poll: UD Data NEW2

Darius Baker, MCR, CKBR, UDCP, president of D & J Kitchens & Baths, Inc., based in Sacramento, Calif., says he includes universal design elements in all his projects, and Katie Hurst, CKBR, UDCP, of Hurst Total Home Inc., had two projects honored in the 2013 CotY Universal Project Recognition program both in the Entire House Under $250,000 category. As experts in universal design, Baker and Hurst shed light on the results of the poll from working…

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