Expert Outlines Universal Design Suggestions, Principles

Universal Design elements, such as hand-held showers, grab bars and shower seats – as seen here in this shower designed by Jason Smith of Prestige Renovations in Elk Grove Village, IL – are both functional and stylish for those who wish to age in place, for those with disabilities and for those of various ages and abilities. This bath illustrates some of the Universal (or accessible) Design suggestions made by Drue Lawlor, FASID, NCIDQ of Dallas, TX-based education-works, inc., during the Kitchens and Baths for All Ages seminar she led at the 2007 Kitchen/Bath Industry Show & Conference (K/BIS) in Las Vegas.

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For more information about Universal Design, click here. Also read Ten Design Trends to Follow for Aging in Place and All Access.

For more insights from Drue Lawlor, FASID, NCIDQ, click here.

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