What Constitutes Universal Design
Universal Design, also known as inclusive design, has become a mainstay in the home build industry. Like the Next-Gen home, universal designs incorporate what’s needed for now and the future. These designs provide the option to remain independent and in your own home. Wider hallways and door openings for possible wheelchair access, lower counters/vanities with no draws or shelves too low (so a wheelchair can easily pull close), and curbless showers and doors are possibilities. Smooth transitions from house to patios/decks, and inclusion of framed-in elevator shafts that double as closets (if/until the potential need for an elevator arises) are also considerations.
Read this: Beyond Accessibility to Universal Design
Why YBH Is A Natural Fit
Yankee Barn Homes is a natural fit for universal design as each home we produce is a custom design/build. You formulate the floor plan in conjunction with our staff. There is no set design, however you may use a YBH house plan as a starting point. Or you could begin from the ground up with your own architectural ideas. Either way, we can create the design you want and need. By employing the latest technological advancements in the build industry, Yankee Barn Homes makes your dream become reality.
Nearly Limitless Design Options
Browse our Home Styles gallery to understand how Yankee Barn structures are an ideal fit for the universal design concept. Because of the post and beam frame, along with our True Panel system, the exterior and interior of the home may be configured any way you like. The YBH Design Team can create a large floor plan, a small floor plan, or anything in-between. Give us your requirements and we’ll design a home that is uniquely your own.