Architects say in-home accessibility is most popular trend

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) surveyed residential architects and found several favorable trends driving their businesses.

Almost two-thirds of respondents said in-home accessibility features, like wider hallways, fewer steps, ramps, etc., are the most popular new trend with their customers.

“To appeal to as broad a population as possible, in-home accessibility is the home layout trend increasing the most in popularity,” according to the article.

In-home accessibility, also called universal design or aging in place, has long been a focus of product engineering at Pella® Windows and Doors. Many Pella products appeal to customers who want to remain in their homes indefinitely.

“Ultimately, universal design takes into consideration the need for buildings to keep pace with changing lifestyles and needs as occupants grow older,” said Alan Pickett, manager of architectural support services at Pella. “Pella designs window and door solutions to accommodate a variety of those needs to make life easier.”

  • Pella® Designer Series® products offer cordless between-the-glass window fashions that are protected from dust and damage, requiring less maintenance and cleaning. Comfort and environmental control is enhanced and easily achieved with easy-to-operate cranks and handles.
  • Pella double-hung windows feature tilt-to-clean sashes that makes cleaning safer and easier than getting up and getting outside on a ladder.
  • Pella hinged doors offer multi-point locking systems that can be engaged or disengaged from one easy-to-reach lever handle — no need to reach high or bend low.

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