Are you looking to make your home safer and more accessible for everyone? Look no further than the SAFERhome certification program, the only one of its kind in Canada that prioritizes human sustainability and the application of a recognized Gold Standard in universal design.

Universal Design is all about inclusivity. It is about creating spaces that are safe for children, convenient for grandparents, and supportive for individuals of all ages and abilities. By implementing universal design principles, we can foster inter-generational living, promote inclusivity in our communities, and enhance the value of our homes.

So, what does SAFERhome certification entail? Let’s take a look at some examples from the 

15-point SAFERhome Standards:

1. Remove thresholds:

Say goodbye to stumbling over thresholds while carrying groceries, pushing strollers, or simply not paying attention. By eliminating thresholds, we create a seamless and safe environment for everyone.

2. Increase door width:

By widening doors by approximately 4 inches, we not only create a more

spacious feel but also ensure that individuals with mobility aids can move around freely. This simple modification can make a world of difference for aging parents or individuals recovering from injuries.

3. Offset bath and shower controls:

By positioning bath and shower controls in an accessible manner, we alleviate the strain of reaching around obstacles, reducing the risk of accidents, and making daily routines more manageable.

These are just a few examples of how the SAFERhome Standards can transform your living space into a safer and more inclusive environment. Whether it’s for your own peace of mind, the comfort of your loved ones, or the potential resale value of your home, SAFERhome certification offers tangible benefits for all. 

By embracing universal design principles and obtaining SAFERhome certification, you’re not just creating a safer home – you’re contributing to a more inclusive and supportive community for everyone. SAFERhome provides the only certification program in Canada that addresses the issues of human sustainability and the application of a recognized Gold Standard in universal design. If you are interested in making your home more accessible, contact Sandmor Constuction today.