Universal Design is a concept that strives to create products and living environments that are functional for everyone, to the maximum degree, regardless of ability. According to Livable for a Lifetime, there are three principles of Universal Design:
One area of your home that can benefit greatly by applying the principles of Universal Design are accessories you can add to your kitchen’s cabinetry. These accessories will help create an accessible kitchen design that allows your family to easily get to what they need, while your kitchen stays neat and organized.
- Rollout shelves for base cabinets. These convenient additions will increase your storage while making the contents of your cabinets easy to access.
- Base cabinet drawers. Another more luxurious option is to install base cabinets with drawers instead of doors as your base cabinetry.
- Door-mounted rack system. A beautiful and functional door rack is great for holding thinner items like cutting boards, cookie sheets and dish-drain trays.
- Double waste containers. These waste containers, one for waste and the other for recycling, can also feature an automatic opening system for extra convenience.
Contact Trilogy Partners to get begin designing your universal design kitchen today.