It doesn’t necessarily add anything to cost at first principles to a new home or apartment to make it more livable.
It simply comes down to good, pragmatic design that is cognizant of the widest possible variety of homeowners of all ages, abilities and life stages whom may live in a home.
Volume builders have an added edge in the market by delivering a home designed with comfort, safety and ease of access as core design features.
These features make the home easier for parents to manoeuvre prams, easier to carry the shopping into the house, easier for people with disability or temporary injury to get around and easier to move furniture.
These same features enable key living spaces to be more easily and cost effectively adapted to meet the changing needs and abilities of home occupants such as ageing baby boomers and people who have or acquire disability.