Step 1: Take a free assessment. Done! (If not, click here.)
Step 2: Consider any health issues.
If you or anyone who will regularly be in a home has a health condition that can affect how everyday tasks are performed, the best option is to connect with someone who is trained in a health care or human services field. He or she will have insight about what design choices should be high priority, and he or she will also be your best advocate when working collaboratively with designers and contractors.
Step 3: Look at design options.
Connect with someone who offers design as a service. It’s wise to involve someone who not only understands all the options, but how those options work together and impact other decisions. Do some research online, make copies of our universal design worksheets, and figure out what appeals to you. The more information a designer has to work with, the better.
Step 4: Make it happen.
Connect with a contractor who does custom work. He or she will know how to make the design plans a reality, as well as being able to give you estimates of how much time and how much cost you’ll be looking at for your project.