7 Principles of UD: A builder’s view

Mike Holmes stands in work gear with his muscled arms folded, smiling at the camera. A builder's view of universal design.Followers of universal design are familiar with the 7 principles of universal design. They were formulated in the 1990s and are still referenced today. It’s interesting to see how different people interpret these  principles. So it was good to see how a builder does it. 

Mike Holmes’ article begins with issues of everyday home maintenance and then applies it to the maintenance of our lives within the home. That is, the home should be design so that it adapts as our lives change. Holmes takes each of the 7 principles and gives practical examples of what it means to him. 

The article is in an online magazine, Make it Right. Thanks to Lifemark for the find. They also have a website with some useful tips for home design.