Design and build your home with the future in mind and, suddenly, aging in place becomes a realistic option. Aging in place is a goal for 76% of Americans age 50 and older, according to a 2018 AARP national survey. Once upon a time, that wasn’t possible for most Americans. Front porch steps, narrow hallways, basement laundry rooms, second-floor bedrooms, small bathrooms and more grew into insurmountable obstacles as agility faded.
At Cobblestone Homes, we want to change that. We can incorporate something called Universal Design into any of our homes. Universal Design is subtle, but it makes our homes work for every stage in our lives. Walk into a home that incorporates these principles and you probably won’t notice anything unusual.
To see the difference, though, visit the Kesseler home in Saginaw.
For years, Cerebral Palsy and Brittle Bone Disease kept Cindy Kesseler confined to one room of the family home. That all changed, though, when the family partnered with Cobblestone Homes to build a Univeral Design home.
Today, hallways in the home stretch wide enough to accommodate a wheelchair. Zero clearance entries mean the garage exists on the same level as the home. Spacious bathrooms allow a person to transfer from a wheelchair to a toilet. The shower floor melds right into the bathroom floor, enabling a wheelchair to smoothly roll into the stall. Everywhere, easy-to-clean hard surface floors pave the way for walkers, wheelchairs and canes.
Universal design makes sense for all families and for all homes. Call Cobblestone today to talk about what we can help ensure that your home always works for your family, no matter what the future brings.