Access needs to be everywhere. Sunken rooms, elevated platforms, or any rooms with one or more steps are a no-go for universal design. Avoid areas with multiple levels unless there is a no step option in the plan. We’ve all seen living spaces at different floor levels (i.e., down a step, up a step) to help define a space. While it can be aesthetically pleasing to create a nook or platform, it’s also confining to those who have trouble negotiating steps. Seriously, no steps. Not even one.