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


How We Work

Every barrier free project we build starts with design.

We start by identifying the needs of the users and then crafting a solution that will fit their needs.

We have a Certified Living in Place Professional certified designer on staff that will work with homeowners to identify needs and create solutions.

When the design and planning is complete, we then start construction.

Our design build services appeal to those that are looking for a design solution, and prefer to work with one company for design and construction.

We service most of the Greater Toronto Area.


Professional Home Renovation Contractor

  • Best Renovation Award Winner: 2021, 2012 & 2009
  • Best Renovation Award Finalist: 2023 & 2014
  • RenoMark certified renovator
  • WSIB insured
  • $2 million liability insurance
  • Licensed trades
  • Serving the Greater Toronto Area area since 2004