Universal design focuses on creating living spaces with accessibility and ease of use at the heart of the design. This style of design has come to the forefront of remodeling with the aging of baby boomers, and the trend to multi-generational (both directions!) housing. Elements of universal design include necessary facilities such as bathrooms and... bedrooms on the first floor to avoid climbing stairs, adding accessories such as handrails to make everyday tasks easier and safer, and wider doorways to accommodate wheelchairs or other assistive equipment. Simple changes like cabinet and door pulls versus knobs. Taken together, universal design principles help occupants from a wide range of age and ability levels remain in their homes as long as possible. This is a huge benefit for so many people.