According to the American Institute of Architects’ AIA Home Design Trends Survey results for Q2 2018, home accessibility features are getting more popular. Everything from simple upgrades such as easy-to-use handles and hardware, to more expensive investments and design choices such as first-floor master bedrooms and wider doors and hallways, all are gaining in popularity. With an increase in interest, this means a better return on the investment of adding accessibility features, which in turn makes them easier to find! Can making your home more accessible increase its value, too?
With more Americans aging in place, more families choosing multi-generational living, and the Baby Boomers preparing for their silver years, accessibility features are becoming more common, more popular, and more attractive to buyers.
Not so long ago, features such as grab-bars, easy to use handles and hardware, and ground-level entries and ramps were considered eyesores. With more interest than ever before, all of these features and design elements are available in attractive designs and finishes, and are becoming desirable for all ages. Young families are discovering that accessibility increases safety in bathrooms and on stairs, promotes independence in kitchens and entries, and those accessibility features are looking like a great choice! Older buyers love the ease and security of aging safely in place, and middle-aged buyers look at the same features and see future possibilities or a great solution for those “sandwich generation” years.
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