Design Tools for Life Long Homeownership
A new resource guide, “Design Tools for Life-Long Homeownership,” has been produced and shipped to member manufacturers and retailers. This guide was designed to assist with providing home options that will suit a family from youth to old age. It includes design techniques for assisting people with disabilities that range from vision problems to wheelchair accessibility features.
Design techniques for bathrooms, kitchens, flooring, electrical, entrances and hallways, etc…
A consumer checklist to determine options needed
Local resource lists of independent living centers
Helpful web site links
Tips on etiquette when doing business with someone with a disability
Thanks to the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA) for providing some grant funding to produce this guide. A special thank you also goes out to the Steve LaFrombois and Sandy Popp from Options for Independent Living for their technical expertise.
A limited number of additional copies of the guide book are available at the Tomorrow’s Home Foundation office at (608) 255-1088. The guide is also available to download here: Design Tools for Life-Long Homeownership
Click here for a installation guide
Click here for wheelchair ramp guidelines