The World of "off-site" Homes

Weinstein, Laurence
December 2007
PN;Dec2007, Vol. 61 Issue 12, p32
Trade Publication
The article features the architectural designs of ideal houses for people with disabilities. Several photographs are presented depicting a fully accessible, reasonably priced, comfortable, beautiful, energy-efficient houses. Some of the elements of a universal featured livable home include, a zero-step main entry into the house, all hallways are 42 inches minimum width and doors 36 inches wide and lower kitchen and bathroom cabinets with full-extension drawers for ease of use.


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