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Building for a Lifetime: The Design and Construction of Fully Accessible Homes

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Building for a Lifetime signals an important change that is taking place in the way we design, build and remodel houses. Traditionally designed houses work well for young, able-bodied adults, but not so well for people who are injured, chronically ill or simply aging. With houses designed and built to accommodate change, people of all ages and abilities can enjoy an independent and satisfying life without having to move. This landmark book shows how such houses are planned, built and appointed, and how they can be attractive and distinctive architectural creations as well. Whether you're planning a new house or undertaking a small-scale remodeling project, this book will inspire and inform you. It will force you to think about the broader issues of residential architecture, construction and product design. Building for a Lifetime sets a new standard in the field by providing design and construction details that will help you.

Choose an appropriate site and design accessible approaches, driveways, ramps and entrances Select the hardware, appliances and systems that work best for all people, regardless of their abilities or disabilities Design better doors, windows and stairways Build or remodel kitchens and bathrooms Understand accessibility goals and standards Create a living environment that meets your expectations of aesthetics, function and self-expression.

Our Promise To You.

If it is for sale in our store -- it is because we use it and love it!

We are happy to share our experiences with these tools which may enhance your own. Given care, maintenance, and love, each of these fine tools is capable of lasting a lifetime. We do limit warranties to those offered by our supplying manufacturers. If ever you have a question or concern regarding any of the tools we sell, please let us know.

Online. On Campus. On The Job Site.

These tools, toys and supplies are in constant use by our students, timber framing crews, and family. At Shelter Tools, we have a working knowledge of every product we sell. Graduates will find particular items recommended in class and on site.


If you don't see the tools or items you need, we can find it for you. Write us or call us anytime.