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Flexibility and adaptability become issues as the needs of homeowners in Altus evolve over time, and that’s where the concept of universal design or aging-in-place comes in. The idea is to create a home that’s easily accessible to all, no matter their age or mobility limitations.

Nance Landscape
(580) 477-2474
15835 Us Highway 283
Altus, OK
 
Sav-A-Tree
(580) 482-2230
608 East Commerce Street
Altus, OK
 
Blossom Shop
(580) 482-5057
410 East Broadway Street
Altus, OK
 
Petal Pushers Flowers & Gifts
(580) 482-3020
821 North Main Street
Altus, OK
 
Auto-Rain
(580) 482-0773
122 Todd Lane
Altus, OK
 
Precision Mower Repair Inc
(580) 482-0909
2320 N Park Ln
Altus, OK
 
Atwoods
(580) 477-1995
2220 North Main Street
Altus, OK
 
North Fork Nursery
(580) 482-6402
2316 North Park Lane
Altus, OK
 
IPM Systems Inc
(580) 477-4814
722 East Broadway Street
Altus, OK
 
George BROS Termite & Pest Control
(580) 477-4558
815 South Main Street
Altus, OK
 

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Today’s homes are required to do more than just keep the rain off our heads. They’re also expected to be more flexible as well as more durable.

Flexibility and adaptability become issues as the needs of homeowners evolve over time, and that’s where the concept of universal design or aging-in-place comes in. The idea is to create a home that’s easily accessible to all, no matter their age or mobility limitations. In Universal Design for the Home, author Wendy A. Jordan provides a brief introduction to the concept of universal design and then launches right into tips, designs, guidelines and case studies, providing practical, real-world information for those who want to incorporate universal design elements into their homes. Much of the book’s focus is on kitchens and bathrooms, but Jordan also provides details on whole-house design and indoor/outdoor living spaces. This is an informative, well-rounded approach to the subject, with lots of great photos. (Quarry Books; $24.99)

This year has already been an active one weather-wise, with extreme weather conditions affecting homeowners in all areas of the country. To better prepare your home for extreme weather, check out Extreme Weather Hits Home, by John Banta. The author begins by exploring ways in which homes can be damaged in an era of climate change (wind storms, tornadoes, hurricanes, lightning, hail, fires, etc.) and discusses some lesser-known threats like expansive soils, which can cause structural damage in a home. The book will also help you assess risk to your property and explores insurance options. (New Society Publishers; $22.95)

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