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Universal design photo gallery

These images of New Zealand-built homes highlight the successful application of well integrated universal design features within entry-level homes and more upmarket designs.

Universal design features incorporated within the example designs include:

  • wider accessways and thresholds
  • level transition zones internally and externally
  • lever handles rather than knob handles for doors and windows
  • drawers rather than cupboards for easy access
  • kitchens that are not walk-through (transition) zones
  • easy-to-use drawer handles
  • good task lighting in utility zones
  • well placed grab rails in bathroom areas
  • non-slip flooring.

The images are kindly provided courtesy of Lifemark. The first image is a Smarter Smaller Home in Auckland, designed by CreativeArch and built by Latitude Homes.