Are you looking for house designs that use an open concept floor plan?
Do you need plans for a home without barriers that people of all abilities can visit or live in comfortably?
LifeStage Home Designs incorporate the tenants of universal design to allow ease of access for anyone – regardless of ability or age. This means your house plans are without barriers or challenges that would prevent you, your children, or your parents of varying abilities and needs from visiting or living together comfortably at home.
When you purchase a LifeStage Home Design, you’re getting house plans for a home that is welcoming to everyone. No matter what may change in life, you won’t need to do major renovations, live in only part of your house, “make do” with uncomfortable living quarters or move to assisted living homes. Instead, you’ll have a home that a wheelchair, walker or other assistance device can access easily and comfortably. Your entire home will be accessible and comfortable.
When you build with LifeStages designs, you won’t have to worry about adding ramps, moving bedrooms, or doing any major renovations. You’ll have the plans to build a home suited for aging parents, children of differing abilities, and anyone of any ability who may visit or stay.
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Home plans designed by LifeStage feature some or all of these features of universal design:
Open and spacious floor plans allow for easy living throughout the entire home, ensuring full usage by anyone, with any ability. View Plans
With the master bedroom on the first floor, you can comfortably live and age in place. View Plans
All of our plans specify a zero-entry shower. Which not only look great, but are safer and easier to access for everyone in the family. View Plans
Aligning closets now provides spacious, deep closets, as well as a simple way to add an elevator to the house later, if needed. View Plans
Forget handrails, wheelchair ramps or steps that prevent visitors. A house designed with a stepless entry ensures anyone can safely live in or visit your home. View Plans
Whether you’re pushing a stroller, using a wheelchair, or moving furniture, you'll be free to navigate inside your home unobstructed. View Plans
Not long ago, curbless showers were something of a curiosity. Today, these staples of universal design are increasingly in the mainstream — as much for their practical advantages as their burgeoning aesthetic appeal.
For many people, cost and value are top of mind when considering their next move. Build new or buy an existing home? Move or stay where you are and renovate? Building universal design homes aren’t appreciably more expensive than non-universal design new homes, but renovating later costs more than incorporating universal design into the construction of a new home. Read more to find out how incorporating universal design principles is both smart planning and smart financially.
While multi-generational living is ingrained in many cultures and parts of the world, its rise in the United States is, by comparison, a new phenomenon. And while many single-family residences have enough square footage to accommodate extended families, most families discover they don’t work well for their needs unless they were designed (or renovated) with multi-generational living in mind. Find out more about the design choices that can make multi-generational living more comfortable.