Our clients wished to stay in their home during their later years, since it was in a great location close to family members. However, the husband had developed some mobility issues that made accessing their upstairs master suite difficult for him. They requested Atlanta Design & Build create a master suite addition on the main floor that would offer the accessibility the husband needed, as well as the elegance the couple desired.
“We wanted a master bedroom on the main floor. We love our home and decided to ‘age in place’. The only way to do that was to add an addition that provided a suite specific for that purpose.”
According to the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), Universal design is easily incorporated into remodeling projects; in the same way clients choose materials or products, they also customize their living space to fit their current and future needs. Universal design takes thoughtful planning and creative thinking to design spaces for access across entire life span. Elements of universal design are integrated into the overall design becoming virtually invisible. Read about the 7 principles of Universal Design here.
The master suite addition was thoughtfully planned so it could be entered from the dining room inside our clients’ home. From the driveway to the master suite entrance there are no steps or other obstacles. The walking distance from the home’s front door to the master suite is a manageable 15 ft. To ensure privacy and maintain separate identities for the dining room and the master suite, the entrance is disguised through the use of a frameless, trimless, flush door with a flush handle.
Utilizing Universal Design Throughout the Master Suite
Inside the master suite, everything was carefully designed to meet Universal Design criteria. Continue reading Marietta Master Suite Addition with Beauty and Style