Universal Designed Manufactured Homes Are for Everyone

Univerdal designed shower

Imagine a beautiful manufactured home that is specially designed to meet the needs of your growing family, allows you to care for an aging parent and is the perfect home to spend your retirement. It is possible with a “universal designed” manufactured home.

Univerdal designed kitchen
Universal design is something designed to be accessible to all people, regardless of age, disability or other factors. This is applied to housing, including manufactured homes. When a manufactured home is universally designed from the start, it simplifies life for everyone, regardless of life stage or abilities. It meets the wide span of the homeowners’ needs, now and into the future.

Just think how basic features such as level entrances, wide hallways and larger doors would make the home more accessible to a child in a stroller, to adults moving in furniture and to a person in a wheelchair. That’s what you get with a universally designed manufactured home.

Univerdal designed hallway
Among the many features you might find useful in universally designed manufactured or modular homes: Bathrooms include a five-foot turning radius, raised toilet, vanity with open knee space, and barrier free shower with handheld showerhead and tub seat. Kitchens include a five-foot turning radius, removable base cabinets, loop cabinet handles and drawer pulls, and adjustable kitchen work surfaces.

Throughout the home are extra wide 42-inch hallways, extra wide 32-inch minimum clearance in doorways, lever door handles, and easy-to-reach light switches, outlets and thermostats.

Universally designed manufactured homes can offer peace of mind, also, with features such as security and intercom systems, audible/visible smoke alarms and door signals, and medical alert systems.

There are hundreds of universal design features available. They make life easier, safer and promote independence. Manufactured and modular homebuilders offer a variety of floor plans to choose from.

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