You may be considering home modifications, but are probably not thinking about how to make sure your home can accommodate your evolving lifestyle. Yet, in the blink of an eye your life could change. You or a family member could have an accident or illness, or suddenly need to care for an aging parent. Or you could have different needs in a few decades. You may not think this will affect your family, but the numbers might surprise you.
We conducted a nationwide survey to help us understand how successful families and individuals feel about making modifications to their home and how prepared they are to do so in case of a sudden need. We learned:
The results show that successful families and individuals are not anticipating the need for accessibility modifications to their home nor are they prepared to make their home accessible quickly, but 78% would find value in consulting an expert for advice when the time comes.
Over half of successful families and individuals are concerned about accessibility changes negatively affecting the natural beauty of the home and 55% believe it would diminish the home’s value.
Accessibility needs are more common than you think. Most families aren’t ready to accommodate a disability in the home.
Universal Homes Look Book
Sponsored by Chubb and created by the Cerebral Palsy Foundation, this 30-page booklet developed by experts in universal design will give you tips and renovation secrets to get you started in making your home truly accessible. Whether you're starting small or going all-in with a whole-home renovation, this will help you start conversations with your architect to get the most out of your project. This look book features ideas on making your home accessible while staying beautiful.
Discover universal design straight from the experts through our Universal Home Look Book, quick tips, and research findings.