Better Living Express was conceived to help identify and utilize products that conform to the principles of Universal Design. Whether you are 5 or 85, our approach strives to remove barriers for all ages and abilities.
The 7 Principles of Universal Design were developed in 1997 by a working group of architects, product designers, engineers and environmental design researchers, led by the late Ronald Mace in the North Carolina State University. These principles recognize that there is a wide spectrum of human abilities. 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 homes 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 these principles of design.
Each of our standard modular home addition plans and modular cottage plans incorporate these seven principles. Our plans provide you with the benefits of accessibility and ease of use without the clinical or institutional look found elsewhere. Whether you are 5 or 85, our Better Living Express offers cottages and suites that remove barriers for all ages and combines beauty with functionality.