Universal Design isn’t something most homeowners think about when building or remodeling a home, but it is something we discuss frequently with our clients. Aging In Place or Universal Design, both used interchangeably, simply defined is a home designed and built to be used and accessed easily by all people no matter their age, size, or abilities. This universal approach to design and construction is all about planning and details. Carefully researching and choosing the products, features, and space planning considerations for your space to function for all throughout the homeowner’s life cycle.

In the summer of 2018, Donna, a longtime past client of The Cleary Company, called George with news that her husband was suddenly and unexpectedly confined to a wheelchair. They needed a full bathroom in their home remodeled to accommodate their new accessibility requirements. They became bath2BATH’s first client.

Before & After Universal Design Bathroom Remodel

BEFORE – dated & cramped bathroom – not functional for wheelchair bound client
AFTER – ADA accessible Kohler shower w/ bathing chair, Kohler bidet toilet, Kohler wall mounted corner sink

20 Years of Multiple Remodels & Lifestyle Transitions

Meet Donna. She’s been a client of The Cleary Company since 1999. She hired George to build a 2-story addition on her cape cod home in Upper Arlington OH. That first project included adding a family room, master suite, plus another bathroom to accommodate her growing family. Since then we’ve also remodeled her kitchen, mudroom, basement, garage and last year a Universal Design full bathroom remodel. Donna is not only a client but a cheerleader for The Cleary Company, by referring several family members, friends and neighbors over the years. Read more about Donna’s relationship and past projects with The Cleary Company here.

“I’m feeling the Cleary love! Please know that I appreciate and love you guys so much. Thank you George, for being in my life!” – Donna, Upper Arlington OH