Grenadier Homes’ DFW single-story Villas are not only beautiful to the eye, but a paradigm of functionality. This is the result of a new concept we have introduced, only in our Villa Series of homes. We call it Universal Design.
As the term suggests, Universal Design helps us create a space that can be used by the widest range of people. It recognizes a broad spectrum of human abilities and creates a space that can be easily used by almost everyone at any stage of life or mobility.
Examples of Universal Design features in Grenadier Homes include:
Home Access and Navigation
- There is easy access to all entries of the home – No steps or tall thresholds from the garage into the home.
- There are low profile thresholds for all exterior doors.
- There is a minimum of 42 inches width in hallways for easier maneuverability through your home.
- There is a 60 inch turning radius in all living and sleeping areas
- Door lever handles on all interior doors are easier to grasp and turn for entry and exit as well as convenient for anyone carrying heavy or large objects.
- There is a choice of one or two peepholes on front door.
- The electrical receptacles, switches and thermostats are placed at lowered heights to allow for easy access from standing or seated positions.
- There are ”rocker-style” light switches.
- There are European-style walk-in showers and shower seat benches in the master bathroom.
- The controls on ranges are front mounted for easy use.