Supply and demand is a law that can apply to many things in this world. As far as housing is concerned, supply is in short supply for true handicap housing. As architects and builders, we call these homes, “Accessible”. You will often see rentals advertised as handicap, but keep in mind that this only alludes to amenitiesthat are located on the ground floor. Well-designed and crafted housing for the disabled is scarce. This is especially true in single-family homes where there is a market for something nice that does not seem cluttered and institutional. Here are a few nice accessible features that need to be considered:
As baby boomers become older the need will only increase. Maybe it is time for your next property or home to be truly accessible. Consider using our architectural services for your personalized design. We have the specialized training to get the details right!
Janette Hruban, AIA, is an architect with Hanson Carlen Architecture and Construction