Spring Sprucing with Universal Design

April 12, 2012
Planning for Universal Design

Universal design takes aging in place to the next level to make homes convenient, comfortable and inviting for yourself and buyers.

With the increasing ages of many of the population and the longer lifespans in general of humanity, there have been some design movements toward “aging in place.” There is a more all-encompassing theory for a welcoming home which can help you prepare for getting older and makes

selling a home a little easier by adding to buyer appeal. Eve Becker explains all about it on the Equifax Finance blog article, “

Universal Design: Good Design That Makes Homes More Livable.”

If you are considering selling your home soon, you know that spring cleaning and staging are two very important ways to make your home as presentable as possible for potential buyers. Universal design can especially help with both of these. Get rid of the clutter, and then consider things in your home that may limit movement or not be inviting. Rearrange your furniture for an open, flowing space so it can appeal to the most number of potential buyers. Replace fixtures that may be finicky or difficult to use with ones that are easy and intuitive. Examine and identify any potential safety problems and fix them, from stair railings to GFCI outlets.

Universal design is based on these simple, transparent principles to make your home more comfortable for yourself and inviting for others, whether they are guests or potential buyers. The full article is more in depth. You can find more great real estate,

tax, credit, budgeting and more advice on the Equifax Finance blog.

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Read All Stories By Mitch Levinson

Mitch Levinson is the author of “Internet Marketing: The Key to Increased New Home Sales” published by BuilderBooks. He is an Internet marketing expert with expertise in search engine optimization, website development, email marketing, social media and CRM consulting services. He is known for creating effective programs that can be tracked through analytics to prove effectiveness and ROI. Mitch is founder and president of MLC New Home Marketing and MLC FlatFee Realty, as well as managing partner of mRELEVANCE, LLC, a Marketing, Communication, Interactive agency with offices in Chicago and Atlanta. He currently leads the Chicago team. A Multi-Million Dollar Sales Producer who earned an MBA in Computer Information Systems and eCommerce, he brings a unique perspective and experience to the field of real estate communications. Mitch combines the two interests in order to help home builders and developers gain a competitive advantage through the Internet and technology. When he isn’t behind a computer, he enjoys participating in sports and coaching his kids’ teams. Mitch resides in Arlington Heights, Ill., a northwest suburb of Chicago, with his family, which includes two rambunctious labs. Visit my Google+ profile.

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