Designing An Accessible Home

Not only is designing an accessible home beneficial to seniors and our aging population, but to children and adults with or without activity disabilities or limitations. Everyone can appreciate having a well-designed home that is spacious, relaxing, and enjoyable for all members of your family.

  • You and your family are able to enjoy your home for an extended number of years.
  • The resale value will be higher.
  • In case of a medical emergency (temporary or permanent) you will be prepared. The cost to renovate and install these options would be much higher than if you were to install during construction.

Designing for Accessibility Suggestions

  • Wheelchair accessible rooms and bathrooms
  • Wheelchair accessible showers
  • Showers with adjustable showerhead, over sized doors and a little extra space for a second person or chair if need be.
  • Pre planned locations and backing for grab bars.
  • 36” interior doors
  • Lever handle door knobs
  • Elevator
  • Wheelchair ramps
  • Specially designed cabinets/vanities
  • Wider hallways
  • Lower light switches

If you are thinking about building a new home, please discuss your thoughts with your Builder. As a team you will be able to incorporate many accessibility options that will provide peace of mind, higher resale value and allow you and your family to enjoy your home for as long as possible.

Keith Sawlor Sawlor Built Homes Custom Home Builder in Nova Scotia

Keith Sawlor

Keith Sawlor is the second generation Owner of Sawlor Built Homes. With more than 35 years experience building custom homes in Nova Scotia, Keith has built a team that mirrors his professional knowledge and values.

Keith is a Certified Residential Builder who is also certified with many leading industry organizations. He is a Passive House Institute US (PHIUS) Certified Builder, a Net Zero Energy (NZE) Certified Builder, a Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) R-2000 Certified Builder, and a Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS).

Keith is a Board Member of the Atlantic Home Warranty Program as well as the Canadian Home Builders' Association Nova Scotia. He is involved in many other industry programs and associations, such as the Canadian Home Builders’ Association National, Safety Services Nova Scotia and Better Business Bureau.

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