Barrier Free Renovations | Aging in Place + Universal Design

Aging in Place + Universal Design

Universal design is the idea of making living spaces accessible to all people, including older people and those with disabilities.  As people live longer, there is a greater need to create living spaces to accommodate extended life spans.  Living at home is usually a less expensive option than moving into an assisted living facility.

The idea of universal design is also known by other names: aging in place, barrier free design/renovation, accessible renovations, adaptable design.

Barrier Free Renovations

We can perform the following types of barrier free renovations and accessible modifications:

  • Bathroom renovations: curbless showers, walk-in-tubs, accessible vanity, shower benches, grab bars
  • Door widening: to allow for walkers & wheelchairs
  • Electrical: lowering switches, adding lighting
  • Door knob replacement: install levers for easier operation
  • Ramp construction for wheelchairs and walkers
  • Slip resistant flooring

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Function & Looks

Accessible design is functional by necessity.  But it does not need to look institutional.  It can also be created to look good and add to the value of the house.

View some of our completed projects, where barrier free design and aging in place and was important to the homeowner:

North York House Addition

Don Mill Condo Renovation


Design Build Services

Complete home renovations services, from concept to completion:

  • interior & exterior design
  • engineering, where needed
  • building permits
  • construction

Design build services area a good option for busy homeowners looking for one firm to handle everything from design to construction.

We service most of the Greater Toronto Area.


Professional Home Renovation Contractor

  • Best Renovation Award Winner, 2012 & 2009
  • Best Renovation Award Finalist, 2014
  • RenoMark certified renovator
  • WSIB insured
  • $2 million liability insurance
  • licensed trades
  • serving the Greater Toronto Area area since 2004