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Demand For Universal Design House Plans Is On The Increase

Recent studies into the construction industry have shown that the demand for universal design house plans is on the rise. As the population ages, more and more homeowners seek to keep their comfort level as it has always been, which often means turning to home designs that will work for them whatever their physical condition is.

Many older generation homeowners prefer a single story home, so that all of their living needs are conveniently located on the same floor. Many homeowners are unaware of just how universal some home plans can be, which often leaves them without the convenience that they need. Universal design plans are typically geared toward a standardized code, or a builder's own interpretations and offerings.

Larry Stauffer with Larry's Home Designs in Stevens, Pennsylvania, believes that it is vital for clients to stay on top of their home plans. He explains, "Clients should be in charge of their specific needs and customizations at all times."

While standardized plans may be perfect acceptable for prebuilt housing for an aging market niche, for someone dealing with a specific disability, a universal design is not likely to address specific needs. More about universal design can be viewed at

"Universal design is a great beginning but should not be the main, or only, focus for assuring that all needs will be met satisfactorily," says Larry Stauffer. "Providing for client comfort could be as simple as widening a doorway, but each client will have unique needs that must be met."

Larry's Home Designs recommends that due diligence must be observed during the design and building stages of a new home. This will ensure that all service providers involved clearly understand the unique needs and goals of each specific client, well beyond what those providers typically provide of their own accord.

Interestingly enough, the resale of homes with universal and handicap designs incorporated into them are generally on the market for much less time than similar homes without them.

Those interested in learning more about standardized universal plans and what steps should be taken with regards to individual requirements, can visit Larry's Home Designs at


Contact Larry's Home Designs:

Larry Stauffer
870 Matthew Drive Stevens, PA 17578

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