Click HERE to read part 1 as we explore simple ways universal design features can be included in your next kitchen remodel, and how those features will benefit YOU!
Ever spill a heavy pot-full of water on the way from the sink to the stove? Pot-fillers installed beside the stove eliminate this problem and can make daily food preparation much easier for those with strength limitations—or anyone who’s in a hurry to get some water boiling.
Hardwood floors are beautiful, but they can be slippery and they won’t cushion your fall if you have an accident. For this reason many universal design kitchens are featuring cork, which is real wood that’s cost-effective, anti-slip, and provides a softer surface in the event of a slip and fall.
Oversized lighting switches and dimmer options are a standby of universal design. Also consider adding light switches lower, to the side of your island or counter for easy access without reaching.
Voice-activated and Smart Home technology has an enduring place in the modern kitchen. Amazon’s Echo or Google Home can provide voice-activated timers and weather updates, front door monitoring, and they can be easily integrated with lighting to make living in your space easier and more comfortable than ever.
Universal Design is here to stay, and it’s already becoming a common standard in home remodels across the nation. For more information, or for a Universal Design consultation to help meet your needs and explore your options, contact Amber Valley Construction today.
Our team would love nothing more than to bring the kitchen you’ve been dreaming of to life, including every quality of life benefit that universal design can provide!