Better Living by Design
Everyone is getting older, however very few of us actually plan for it. Whether it is our finances, our health, or our home, we tend to procrastinate. If for health or other reasons you need to change your living situation, Better Living Express offers a standard set of cottage and addition plans that can be delivered quickly. Every one of our plans is based on Better Living Design. Better Living Design is design for all ages. Whether you are 5 or 85, Better Living Design removes barriers for all ages and combines beauty with functionality.
The phrase Better Living Design was conceived to help identify products that conform to the principles of Universal Design. Universal Design recognizes that there is a wide spectrum of human abilities and is based on seven principles. Everyone, even the most able-bodied person, passes through childhood, periods of temporary illness, injury and old age. By designing for this human diversity, we can create things that will be easier for all people to use. Most of what we describe as handicap or disability comes from the very design of the buildings we live in. In a perfect world, all residential buildings would be built with Better Living Design.
Whether you are seeking to upgrade your home to remove barriers or that of a family members, each of our standard plans incorporate the seven principles of Better Living Design. Our designs provide you with the benefits of accessibility and ease of use without the clinical or institutional look found elsewhere.