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Universal Designs

Drees' exciting new integration of beauty and accessibility.

Universal Designs

Drees' Universal Designs were designed with comfort and ease in mind - now and into the future. Our Universal Designs are one-story, ranch-style plans that offer stylish accessibility from the front door to the most important living spaces including the owner's suite, kitchen and main living areas.

Our Universal Design floor plans are aimed at comfortably accommodating families with all sorts of needs, which can unexpectedly change at any time. Whether you are recovering from an injury, have an ongoing mobility issue, or even have young children in strollers, you'll appreciate the difference of a Drees home.

While the accessibility features make these homes notable, it's the whisper-quiet incorporation of these features that make them show stoppers. Modifications in the home are designed to blend in with the beauty and décor. In other words - accessibility with style.

Features Built into Universal Designs

All of Drees' Universal Design ranch plans, including single floor townhomes, offer wide access from the front door into the owner's suite and bath, kitchen and laundry. Those include wider hallways and door openings, open plan designs for easy movement throughout, adequate interior circulation space between the kitchen island and counters, and wide access to laundry.

Additional Options

For those who desire more specialized accessibility features, Drees offers a wide range of options that can be incorporated into your home. We are happy to work with families to make their homes fit their unique needs. Some of the highly requested features include stepless entries (as allowed by the grade of the home site), zero threshold showers with reinforced walls to accommodate grab bars, roll-under bathroom vanities, comfort height counters and toilets, wider laundry rooms and toilet rooms, and family ready rooms with seating by the doorway to change your shoes. You'll be able to select accessibility upgrades from our Drees Design Centers to suit any additional needs you may have.