Golden Rule Builders, Inc. is a strong advocate for what the National Association of Home Builders calls “Aging-in-Place.” We prefer using a different term, “Universal Design,” to describe the philosophy of safety, comfort, and sustainability at home. The principal notion is that feeling safe and comfortable in your home has little to do with your age. Admittedly, many of our clients who benefit from Universal Design features are either aging or are concerned about a parent who is aging. But the ideas behind the universal design concept cater to people of all ages — children and adults alike.
Elements such as countertop heights, cabinet placement, adequate lighting, ample hallway widths, door openings, and a smart design do not have to cost much if anything more than the typical costs of a well-built home. Universal Design will serve all visitors to the home and its occupants for generations, and can make you feel not only safe and comfortable, but connected to all of the activities that take place in your home.
We believe that your home should be designed with considerations for today — and tomorrow, too.