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Universal Access in Modular Homes

Are you thinking of downsizing into a smaller, single-level, and more energy efficient house? If so, you’re not alone! Census Bureau statistics tell us that every day, 8,000 people will reach the age of 65. With the baby boom generation retiring, many families are looking for smaller spaces with low maintenance. You may want to consider modular or manufactured housing with a simplified construction process and universal lifestyle features. We have seen a strong interest in smaller floor plans with a greater emphasis on details and features. A good way to achieve this is an open floor plan. This layout usually includes a nice size kitchen that opens up into the living area. The kitchen designs can feature pull out pot and pan drawers, large pantries and minimal hard to reach overhead cabinets.

More space is allocated to the master bedroom and a secondary bedroom that can function as a den. Attached are some examples. Some of the other practical details that we can include are 36” doors and spacious bathrooms with enough room to maneuver. These are features that make a house easier to live in as you age. Many times these are small changes that will go unnoticed till you need them. Here are some of the more popular options that we see a lot of interest in:

  • 36″ Interior Doors
  • Wider hallways
  • Entrance ramps replacing steps
  • Slip-resistant floorshandicap-kitchen-remodel
  • Low threshold doors
  • Raised Receptacles
  • Lowered Overhead Cabinets
  • Lowered Kitchen Base Cabinets
  • Lowered Wall Oven and/or Microwave
  • Raised Dishwasher
  • Roll Under Kitchen Sink
  • Roll Under Surface Burner
  • 5’ Turning radius in bathroom
  • Roll-In Shower Stall
  • Shower Grab Bar
  • Adjustable Shower Head
  • Roll Under Bath Vanities
  • Elevated Commode with Grab Bars

We can help you with all of this, and more! If you are considering downsizing (or have a loved one who is) and want a house that will meet your needs today and tomorrow, give us a call (or contact us here)! Our staff can help simplify your next home purchase.

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