Visitability is more than just making sure anyone, regardless of mobility, can visit a home.
They are design considerations that add value to the home by ensuring it can accommodate occupants with temporary disabilities, and/or by allowing seniors to “age in place.”
A visit-able home has:
- Wider doorways on all main floor doors (a minimum of 32 inches).
- A half bath on the main floor that includes a sink, toilet and the wider doorway.
- One entrance with no steps.
All the homes in Larch Park must have the wider doors and the main floor half-bath.
We strongly encourage one zero-step entrance into the house, ideally accessible from the street. This should be easy to achieve with a Capital Modern home, as the style lends itself to a main floor closer to the ground.
Learn more about the value of visitability by clicking here.
If you would like to ensure greater access for people with disabilities, consider barrier-free or universal design.