Universal Design in Kalamazoo

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Read about another do-it-yourself Universal Design makeover.

In the absence of widespread Visitability legislation or housing appropriate for persons with disabilities mLive.com reports on a home inclusion remodel that was completed in a remarkably rapid six months:

Having a home that's barrier-free is Debbie Griffin's No. 1 priority...

Before purchasing the home, the Griffins looked into options, from condos to assisted living. None of the options seemed right for Debbie, so they began to look for a home that could be remodeled for her needs...

After six months of remodeling using a multitude of universal-design elements and features, she's moving into her St. Joseph Township home. She will again be a homeowner as she was before suffering a stroke to her spine six years ago.



http://www.mlive.com/living/kalamazoo/index.ssf2009/07parents_remodel_house_for_daug.html

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