Resources for Architects and Designers
Universal Design & Accessibility: The New Bathroom
The bathroom has evolved into a focal point for both residential and commercial spaces. Our Design For All product solutions create fashionable spaces that are functional for all.
We have been working with forward thinking manufacturers since the 1980’s and now we are working on bathroom lifestyle concepts that offer ergonomic solutions for all people. Our products create beautiful, seamless showers that also have applications for aging in place, baby boomers and the physically challenged.
Most of our products are created with Universal Design in mind, so we are also getting an audience with design-oriented consumers, hospitality, healthcare, and many others.
Most of our product suppliers are from Europe, which has collectively been dealing with aging for years. The European progressive approach to aging has allowed many overseas manufacturers to produce innovative products while solving architectural design challenges. This has allowed us to create mix of product innovation and function, altering how bathrooms are designed.
Universal Design / Baby Boomers
The baby boomers are aging and have different expectations of how they will live and where they will call home. The marriage of Universal Design and Aging in Place to meet the baby boomers’ needs will create a golden age of design innovation and product development. We hope as the years follow we can offer more design oriented products that are more stylish for both residential and commercial applications.
Residential consumers want to preserve their autonomy as long as possible, so there is a willingness to invest in their homes to make that a reality. New homes, remodels, and downsizing to another house will require living quarters without boundaries in every facet of the home: bathrooms, kitchens, door openings, stairs, and the general ergonomics of the living space.
Commercially, the opportunities are equally as expansive. Active adult communities assisted living, skilled nursing, public housing, hospitals, and long term care facilities are growing exponentially. People’s expectations are changing when they interface with these environments; they desire a warm residential interface versus a harsh sterile experience.