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Accessible Homes Branson MO

Flexibility and adaptability become issues as the needs of homeowners in Branson 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.

Shooks Landscape Nursery
(417) 334-7021
138 Baity Avenue
Branson, MO
 
Quality Lawn Service
(417) 335-8582
318 Timberlane Drive
Branson, MO
 
Evergreen Nursery
(417) 334-6810
987 East State Highway 76
Branson, MO
 
Lawn Mowing
(417) 339-2669
272 Dale Avenue
Hollister, MO
 
Youngblood Pressure Wash
(417) 272-3643
30 Taupe Lane
Reeds Spring, MO
 
Imperial Sweeping & Lawn Service
(417) 337-9887
2384 Shepherd Of The Hill
Branson, MO
 
Sunny Hills Nursery
(417) 339-4437
5349 East State Highway 76
Branson, MO
 
Glenstone Block Company
(417) 337-5546
3597 State Highway 248
Branson, MO
 
Ozark Mountain Nursery & Landscaping
(417) 338-1000
West Highway 76
Reeds Spring, MO
 
Tom Sattazahn
Master Handyman, LLC
417-561-5527
123 Rose Arbor Court
Walnut Shade, MO
 

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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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