- January 22, 2019
If you need help making your home ADA compliant, Remodel Works has you covered. We are experts at universal design and can help make your San Diego home accessible for all. Our ADA home remodeling team can assist with everything from your entryway, kitchen, bathrooms, and more to make these spaces easier to use while not losing the feel of home.
What is Universal Design?
Universal design is a broad construction concept that refers to the design of products and environments to make them usable by all people. For our purposes, this pertains to universal design in your home. We will make updates to your home to accommodate your specific situation and needs, to help make your home more accessible and easier for the person with disabilities to utilize all features in the home.
We do this without compromising any functionality in the home and often without installing any specialized equipment. This may involve installing a ramp a family member in a wheelchair can easily enter and exit the home or installing features that help them use the bathroom or kitchen, as well as navigate around the home.
Universal Design vs. ADA Compliance
Universal design is different from ADA design in that the ADA is a law that pertains to public spaces, not single-family homes. The regulations set by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) mandate that public facilities and services must be fully-accessible to people with disabilities. Meanwhile, universal design is completely voluntary.
However, the Remodel Works team strongly believes that every project we work on should be accessible to all, including children, adults, the elderly, and those with disabilities.