Universal Design

Universal Design builds beauty, comfort, and improved functionality into each remodeling project.

What do you envision when you dream about a remodeled kitchen, bath, or basement?

A beautiful, functional space to live in? Airy, more modern design in the rooms? Updated color schemes? More ease and convenience? More drawer space or storage space?

All of the above?

You’re not alone.

Why do you want a modern, airy, beautiful and functional space to live in?
So you and your most loved people in the world can spend time together on the important things in life: each other.

Perhaps so you can rest, gather focus, enjoy your life and home?

Yes! All yes!

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Why Universal Design?

“Universal Design is the design and composition of an environment so that it can be accessed, understood and used to the greatest extent possible by all people regardless of their age, size, ability or disability.”
-Centre for Excellence in Universal Design

There is more than one reason we specialize in this design modality:
Improved Design Aesthetic: It looks fantastic and works beautifully for the people living in the home. It’s simply excellent design, at its core.

Function & Adaptability: Universal Design can be easily adapted to further design modalities for those who would like to age in place, without the environment becoming “medical” or “sterile.” The functionality is improved and the beautiful design is retained.

Increased Property Value: This design style can significantly increase the return on investment (ROI) for an owner when they decide to move on from this home.

Paul Kocharhook, our President, is a Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) and he actively seeks out more education, more design elements, better ways to implement design practices.

Why? So you, our clients, stay healthier and safer in their homes, for as long as you can.

We build long-term value into each remodel so you can make the most of your investment while enjoying your life in a home crafted with beauty, comfort, and convenience.

The best remodel projects for Universal Design?

​Bathrooms and kitchens are great remodel projects to introduce Universal Design into your home. These are two places where we spend the most time, isn’t it?

Chances are good that if you’ve been considering a remodel project, you’ve already been thinking about an updated kitchen or bath.

Peruse Our Work for more examples of our Seattle-area remodels.

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